Jeanne Altmann elected to American Philosophical Society
May 20, 2020

Jeanne Altmann, the Eugene Higgins Professor of EEB, Emeritus, was inducted into APS’ biological sciences class. Altmann’s research deals with life history approaches to behavioral ecology and with nonexperimental research design. Most of her empirical work has focused on the baboons of Amboseli National Park, Kenya. Altmann joined the…

Senior Cole Morokhovich’s studies what hummingbirds could tell us about climate change
May 20, 2020

Princeton senior Cole Morokhovich still marvels at the possibility that his academic path may have come down to one five-minute window. Having come to Princeton with a focus on pre-medicine, he had taken most of the required courses and declared his major in chemical and biological engineering.

Robert M. "Bob" May, Lord May passes away at the age of 84
May 8, 2020
Robert M. May, who was a leading researcher, mentor and administrator at Princeton University for more than 15 years, passed away at the age of 84 in Oxford, U.K. on April 28, after a long illness.
Dylan Morris receives Princeton Teaching Award
April 17, 2020

Teaching awards honor those graduate students who have made a significant and exceptional contribution to undergraduate teaching. The selection committee for the awards consists of the deans in Academic Affairs as well as senior staff from the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. The selection committee we impressed by the quality of all…

Jonathan Levine is the 2020 recipient of the Ecological Society of America's MacArthur Award
April 17, 2020

Professor Jonathan Levine was awarded the Ecological Society of America’s Robert H. MacArthur Award, the society’s most prestigious mid-career accolade.  Jonathan is the 20th winner of the Award, which was established in 1983 in memory of the pioneer theoretical ecologist, Robert MacArthur, who spent his most productive years in our department…

Unchecked, COVID-19 could kill more than 50,000 in NJ, Princeton & Rutgers scientists say
April 17, 2020

Like all New Jerseyans, on March 21 we came under a lockdown order issued by Gov. Phil Murphy. As biomedical scientists and experts on public health and epidemiology, we appreciate the importance for all communities to follow his directive. Full compliance will slow the growing death rate -- but this will take at least a month and a half. That…

Of ants and men: Ant behavior might mirror political polarization, say Princeton researchers
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.


Study of African animals illuminates links between environment, diet and gut microbiome
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…

Student conference at NYC's American Museum of Natural History
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. Over lunch the students signed up…

Kocher receives NIH Director’s New Innovator Award for biomedical and behavioral research
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…