Old Bones, New Insights
A Princeton senior has gained attention for breaking new ground in the study of dinosaurs, providing evidence that among a species of Stegosaurus, males and females had differently shaped bony back plates. Evan Saitta ’14 — who says he has been fascinated by dinosaurs since childhood — made the discovery as part of senior-thesis research that has taken him from a Swiss museum to excavation sites in Utah and Montana. Saitta is a senior in the EEB Department and his thesis advisor is Professor James Gould. The original article was published by Princeton Alumni Weekly: https://paw.princeton.edu/issues/2013/10/23/pages/4041/index.xml
Into the wild: Global Seminar takes budding filmmakers to Kenya's plains
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. The idea for the seminar grew out of a chance meeting between Sue Friedrich and Daniel Rubenstein, the Class of 1877 Professor of Zoology, at a freshman orientation in 2007. Rubenstein, who is chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and director of the Program in African Studies, spoke about his ongoing research with Grévy's zebras, which takes him frequently to Mpala. Friedrich spoke about the visual arts.
Jennifer M. Schieltz wins Best Speed Talk Award
Jennifer M. Schieltz, a graduate student at EEB, won this years "Best Speed Talk" Award at the 2013 Student Conference on Conservation Science in New York, NY. Her award winning talk was titled: "How does cattle grazing affect the behavior of wild grazers on shared rangelands in East Africa?"