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Friday, May 13, 2022

Princeton senior Katherine Irelan spent two months in summer 2021 walking the slopes of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park searching for specimens of the native shrub pūkiawe (Leptecophylla tameiameiae) for her senior-thesis research on how the plant allies with soil fungi to thrive in different environments and climates.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Mosquitos. Bane of backyard picnics -- and deadly in Zika- and dengue-prone regions. Most of the world’s mosquitos are opportunistic, willing to drink blood from any nearby source. But in some regions, the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that carry Zika, dengue and yellow fever have evolved to bite humans almost exclusively.

Monday, Feb 28, 2022

Former EEB undergraduate and Simon Levin advisee Claire Thompson ’20 won a gold medal in Women's Ice Hockey at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing.  Claire set an Olympic record, scoring 13 points as a defender.

For Claire Thompson’s Olympic profile,...

Friday, Feb 4, 2022

This fourteenth edition of the BBVA Foundation's Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Ecology and Conservation Biology has gone to the ecologists Lenore Fahrig, Simon Levin and Steward Pickett for incorporating the spatial dimension into ecosystem research, in the sense of landscape and its multiple scales, and bringing it to bear in the management...

Tuesday, Jan 4, 2022

A population of strange canids in Texas could hold the key to reviving the highly endangered red wolf. From a distance, the canids of Galveston Island, Texas, look almost like coyotes, prowling around the beach at night, eyes gleaming in the dark.

Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021

Much like an overexploited ecosystem, the increasingly polarized political landscape in the United States — and much of the world — is experiencing a catastrophic loss of diversity that threatens the resilience not only of democracy, but also of society, according to a series of new studies that have examined political polarization as a...

Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021

Simon A. Levin has been elected a fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for his contributions to the mathematics of ecology, evolution, and epidemiology.

Tuesday, Nov 9, 2021

Campbell-Staton and Pringle recently published their findings in Science, demonstrating an example of human-driven natural selection on a large herbivore and unveiling the genetic mechanism behind this adaptation.

Monday, Oct 18, 2021

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced the 2021 class of Packard Fellows for Science and Engineering. This year’s class features 20 innovative early-career scientists and engineers, who will each receive $875,000 over five years to pursue their research. The fellowship is awarded to early-career scientists and engineers with...

Monday, Oct 18, 2021

With Venture Forward, Princeton University is embarking on a new engagement and fundraising campaign dedicated to sharing Princeton’s defining principles and their impact on the world. To support the launch of the campaign, the 'Dare to Venture' video series introduces Princeton faculty and alumni who are daring to ask the questions that can...

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