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Monday, Feb 26, 2018

EEB professor Lars Hedin, EEB graduate student Mingzhen Lu and scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences led the proposal of a new theory of plant evolution.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

Princeton ecologists professor Andrea Graham and postdoc Sarah Budischak were able to explain why co-infected patients got sicker after being dewormed: without the hookworms to keep them in check, the malaria infection ran rampant.

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Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018

Princeton ecologists Peter and Rosemary Grant will receive the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the category of ecology and conservation biology.

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018

Chris Tokita is a force for science with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Tokita took a two-year gap before graduate school to work as a Science Policy Fellow at the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute in Washington DC, a center tasked with supporting the White House Office of Science and...

Monday, Jan 22, 2018

Frequent armed warfare in many of Africa’s nature reserves has contributed to the decline of some of the continent’s iconic beasts. To understand the overall effect of warfare on wildlife, Joshua Daskin and Robert Pringle at Princeton University analysed data collected between 1946 and 2010 on more than 250 populations of large herbivorous...

Monday, Jan 22, 2018

Corina Tarnita deciphers bizarre patterns in the soil created by competing life-forms. She’s found that they can reveal whether an ecosystem is thriving or on the verge of collapse. Of all the patterns Tarnita explores, one of the most enchantingly enigmatic are fairy circles: barren round patches that dot the grasslands of Namibia like...

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018

Assistant professor Corina Tarnita conducts fascinating research on the causes and consequences of emergent patterns in complex systems, such as the regular vegetation patterns found in arid ecosystems worldwide. Her journey to get to this place in her career is not a conventional one.

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017

The arrival 36 years ago of a strange bird to a remote island in the Galápagos archipelago has provided direct genetic evidence of a novel way in which new species arise. On Nov.

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017

Matt Grobis, EEB graduate student, and friends decided to take a stab at data visualization: for three weeks they collected data about transportation and travel. Matt decided to quantify his walks to work. He used the GPS Logger for Android app to get 1...

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017

The Grants’ legendary explorations of the group of 18 bird species known as Darwin’s finches that populate the Galápagos island of Daphne Major — which is in an entirely natural state unaffected by humans — over four decades have produced an array of dazzling insights into evolutionary theory.

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