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A reunion of former graduate students of the Princeton Geo department will be held Sept. 4 - 10, 2014.  It will be based in Santa Fe, NM and will involve 4 full days of field trips to classic geology localities of northern NM.
Bess Ward, Princeton's William J. Sinclair Professor and Chair of the Department of Geosciences, is the recipient of the Theobald Smith Society (TSS) Waksman Honorary Lectureship Award. TSS is the New Jersey Branch, Region Two, of the American Society for Microbiology.
A decades-long debate over how nitrogen is removed from the ocean may now be settled by new findings from researchers at Princeton University and their collaborators at the University of Washington.
Prof. Daniel Sigman, co-author of the study "Iron Fertilization of the Sub-antarctic Ocean During the Last Ice Age" (, talks with Vancouver's CBC Radio One host Gregor Craigie on the scalability and viability of boosting salmon populations in coastal water off of British Columbia.
WHYY Radiotimes' Marty Moss-Coane talks with Michael Oppenheimer, who served on the IPCC II panel and is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs Princeton University, and Benjamin Horton, who served on the IPCC’s Physical Science Basis report from last fall and is Professor of Sea Level Research at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Science at Rutgers University. (Aired on Radiotimes with Marty Moss-Coane on April 1, 2014)
Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs,  Michael Oppenheimer (Geosciences/Woodrow Wilsons School/STEP/PEI/AOS), Michael Mann (Director of the Earth System Science Center, Penn State), and Jeffrey Sachs (Director of the Earth Institute and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Columbia University) sit with acclaimed interviewer Charlie Rose to discuss real-time solutions on climate change repercussions.
A Youtube video of GEO senior Alan Southworth singing "How Sweet It Is." Southworth performed with The Princeton Nassoons at the 2013 Princeton-run Yale Jam in November. He arranged this piece as well. For more info visit:
Our conversation threaded through so many topics, as I peppered Dr. Oppenheimer with questions. So rather than present you with a simple Q&A with him, I've pulled out and highlighted key messages, lessons, observations and themes that came up over the course of an hour -- Dr. Oppenheimer amplifies each one.
Researchers from Princeton University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Techonology in Zurich have confirmed that during the last ice age iron fertilization caused plankton to thrive in a region of the Southern Ocean. The research confirms Martin's hypothesis, said Daniel Sigman, Princeton's Dusenbury Professor of Geological and Geophysical Sciences, and a co-leader of the study.
The Sun was once thought to provide energy for all life on Earth - meaning that life could not survive without it. In the 20th century, as astrobiologists began to explore the Earth's most remote and harsh environments, scientists began to question that assumption. now know that numerous microorganisms are able to obtain the energy they need for life through chemical reactions that do not involve sunlight.