What can Rocky Mountain wildflowers tell us about pathogen evolution?
Aug. 2, 2018

PhD student Ian Miller spent part of his summer outside of Crested Butte, Colorado, studying wild flax and its fungal rust pathogen. The flax-rust system is the classic "gene-for-gene" system, in which pathogens evolve "virulence alleles" that allow them to infect hosts that have evolved "resistance alleles." The ability to infect hosts is…

Members of EEB call for an integrative molecular approach to wildlife disease studies
Aug. 1, 2018

An essay by Alexandra DeCandia, Andy Dobson, and Bridgett vonHoldt argues for more widespread adoption of diverse molecular methods – examining host and parasite genetics, epigenetics, and microbiome – in studies of wildlife disease. They review insights gained from these analyses in recent years (predominantly focusing on chytridiomycosis in…

In Mozambique, a Living Laboratory for Nature’s Renewal
Aug. 1, 2018
At Gorongosa National Park, scarred by civil war, scientists including EEB associate professor Rob Pringle are answering fundamental questions about ecology and evolution, and how wildlife recovers from devastation.
Professor Simon Levin keynote speaker at the United Nations
July 12, 2018
Levin's keynote speech is part of the review of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goal 15, which seeks to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss. Tune in to the live broadcast!
Agriculture, Human Diets and the Environment
July 3, 2018

The new Princeton course “Agriculture, Human Diets and the Environment,” which debuted in spring 2018 and was taught by EEB professor Daniel Rubenstein,  seeks to prepare students for a future where society will have to secure more nourishment on a planet running increasingly short on the land and resources needed to provide it.

Protecting corn, saving elephants: Alana Reynolds pursues conservation through conflict resolution
June 3, 2018

When Princeton University senior Alana Reynolds arrived in Mozambique last June to conduct fieldwork for her thesis, she realized that she had to see elephants differently if she wanted to help protect them.

Corina Tarnita recognized as an outstanding teacher
June 3, 2018
Each year Princeton University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa recognizes individuals whose undergraduate teaching stands out as meritorious.
Mary Caswell Stoddard granted a Climate and Energy Challenge Award
May 30, 2018

As part of Princeton Environmental Institute's Grand Challenges program, the Climate and Energy Challenge addresses alternative energy and energy efficiency, challenges in climate dynamics, and the effects of climate change on Earth's ecosystems. Assistant professor Stoddard will…

Senior thesis: Khan investigates measles in her native Pakistan
May 8, 2018
When the Khan family left Pakistan with their three young children, they never imagined that their then-3-year-old daughter would return as a student at Princeton University, let alone that she would be tackling a problem that has frustrated global health researchers.
Stoddard named 2018 Sloan Research Fellow
April 6, 2018

Mary Caswell Stoddard was among two Princeton University faculty members to be named a 2018 Sloan Research Fellow, along with 125 researchers from 53 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. Awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the $65,000 grants recognize outstanding scientists and scholars early in…