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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…

City mouse-country mouse study shows how environment affects susceptibility to worm infections
March 14, 2018

A study by Jacqueline Leung, Andrea Graham and colleagues shows that movement of laboratory mice to a natural, farm-like environment rapidly alters their gut microbiome and immune responses, and increases their susceptibility to intestinal worm infections. 

Q&A with professor Corina Tarnita
March 13, 2018

Dr. Corina Tarnita is a professor and mathematical biologist in EEB. She teaches a freshman seminar FRS 191: The Equations of Life and undergraduate Carolyne Davidson recently met with her to ask some questions about her background and career. 

Theory suggests root efficiency and independence drove global spread of flora
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. It suggests that the 400 million-year drive of flora across the globe may not have been propelled by the above-ground traits we can see easily, but by underground adaptations that…

Competing for blood: How ecologists are solving infectious disease mysteries
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.

Peter and Rosemary Grant to be awarded the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award
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. The Grants were acknowledged for "their profound contributions to our understanding of the mechanisms and processes by which evolution occurs in the wild."  The foundation noted that…