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Archive – October 2013

“Curse of the Gazelle King” investigates the elusive lives of Grant's Gazelles through one man's story about a young gazelle named Lenana.
The mystery surrounding the Southern Ocean is just one of the research projects being conducted out of a Princeton University laboratory at the Forrestal Center.
Civil and environmental engineering professor Eric Wood and his research team have developed a drought monitoring and forecast system for sub-Saharan Africa.
Princeton University research examined the effects of bird-song recordings known as "playbacks" on birds in the wild. Used by birdwatchers to draw reclusive birds out of their hideaways, the playbacks could have potentially negative consequences, especially in terms of diverting a bird's energy from essential tasks such as tending to its nest. The research is out of the lab of David Wilcove, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and public affairs.
Film explores the ways in which the clubs are using experiential learning to educate students about local conservation issues, and how the students then share what they've learned with their families and villages as well.
The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) is pleased to announce the award of a New Investigator Grant on behalf of the Development Challenge.
“Realignments: A Zebra Story” examines the differences in appearance and behavior of the two zebra species in Kenya, providing insight into the endangerment of the Grevy's zebras and their uncertain future.
Enhanced growth of Earth's leafy greens during the 20th century has significantly slowed the planet's transition to being red-hot, according to a new research study supported by the Princeton Carbon Mitigation Initiative.
On October 4, 2013, the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) held its sixth annual Summer of Learning (SOL) Symposium.
Over the course of six weeks in the Global Seminar "Documentary Filmmaking in Kenya: The Art of Science Storytelling," 15 Princeton students were trained in video production, screenwriting and editing to produce short documentaries.
Princeton University is seeking applications from distinguished candidates with demonstrated excellence in scholarship and teaching at the intersection of humanities and the environment.
In the Laikipia region of central Kenya, where the land hugs the equator in the shadow of Mt. Kenya, 15 Princeton students and five Kenyan students discovered this summer that there's no smartphone app for figuring out where the gazelles are.