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Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020

Could the division of labor in an anthill be driven by the same social dynamics governing the gap between liberals and conservatives? That was the surprising question tackled by Princeton biologists Chris Tokita and Corina Tarnita.

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Monday, Nov 11, 2019

“Environmental change may influence what animals are eating, and as a consequence, influence their microbiome and health in a variety of ways that can only be understood in natural settings,” said study lead author Tyler Kartzinel, an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Brown University and a former postdoctoral...

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019

Six Princeton undergraduate seniors were invited to a Conservation Science conference at the American Museum of Natural History. The day began with a keynote on faith based conservation by a University of Wisconsin scientist originally from Nepal, followed by a series of 20 minute talks and a dozen speed talks.

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019

This NIH award will support EEB's assistant professor Sarah Kocher to “bridge the gap between population and evolutionary genetics, neurobiology and behavior to uncover the core neurobiological and genetic mechanisms that shape the ‘social brain.’ ” Kocher examines how genetic and environmental factors shape variation in social behavior of bees...

Monday, Aug 19, 2019

The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) has selected nine Princeton University graduate students representing six departments and programs as 2019 recipients of the Mary and Randall Hack ’69 Graduate...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019

Lindy joins Ira to discuss how mosquitoes have evolved to sniff out humans and how learning what chemicals they are attracted to could lead to new traps or repellents. The human scent is made up of a combination of 100 odor compounds. Not only are the compounds produced by a person but some are from their microbiome.

Monday, Jun 24, 2019

As Princeton senior Daniel Petticord was conceptualizing his thesis on animal movement in the African savanna, he could have chosen to study elephants, zebras, giraffes, impalas or any of the iconic animals that inhabit central Kenya. He chose the ubiquitous leopard tortoise. 

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019

Princeton graduate student, Lu Yang, and undergraduate students, Mariana Wu and Adam Rosenstein, work with Professor Andolfatto to study the evolution of cardenolide-insensitivity in the "gaudy grasshoppers". This is an example of strong evolutionary constraint on Na+,K+-ATPase overcome by duplication and neofunctionalization in insects that...

Monday, Jun 17, 2019

Rob Pringle led an international team of researchers to investigate how invading predators affect species diversity. A leading cause of extinction is the introduction of predators into an isolated system like an island or a lake.

Monday, Jun 10, 2019

Princeton University awarded honorary degrees during Commencement exercises Tuesday, June 4, to six individuals for their contributions to education, literature, public service, science and space travel.  Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber awarded degrees to Dr.

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