Three graduate students have been awarded 2014 PEI-STEP Environmental Policy Fellowships by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI). Among recipients are: Emma Fuller from ecology and evolutionary biology and Cynthia Gerlein and David Pal from civil and environmental engineering.
2014 PEI-STEP Fellows
Emma Fuller, Ford Fellow
Ph.D. Thesis: Social-Ecological Systems, Fisheries, Foraging Theory
Adviser: David Wilcove, ecology and evolutionary biology and public affair
Bonnie Bassler, the Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology, has received the EMD Millipore Alice C. Evans Award for her contributions to the advancement of women in microbiology.
Princeton researchers supported by the Grand Challenges Program have found, overall, water availability has increased in African maize-growing regions, with exceptions in parts of East Africa.
Simon Levin, the George M. Moffett Professor of Biology at Princeton University, was elected a foreign member of the Lombard Institute Academy of Science and Letters.
Bryan Grenfell, the Kathryn Briger and Sarah Fenton Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, has joined the Board of Governors of the Wellcome Trust, effective September. The Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation focused on improving human and animal health, noted Grenfell's more than 30 years of experience in researching the population dynamics of infectious diseases.
Global use of antibiotics is surging according to Princeton University researchers who have conducted a broad assessment of antibiotic consumption around the world.
The study, "Global Trends in Antibiotic Consumption, 2000-2010," found that worldwide antibiotic use has risen a staggering 36 percent over those 10 years, with five countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS)— responsible for more than three-quarters of that surge, according to study auth
Although scenes of people fleeing from dramatic displays of Mother Nature’s power dominate the news, gradual increases in an area’s overall temperature actually lead more often to permanent population shifts.
Five graduate students were selected to receive the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) Walbridge Fund Graduate Award in support of their dissertation research at Princeton. This year’s recipients include: Stephanie Debats, Phil Hannam, Lisa McManus, Igor Rubinov, and Eric Zhang. Their research addresses important issues in food security, barriers to low-carbon energy, effects of climate change on coral populations, climate resilience, and nitrogen cycling dynamics.
Leaders from industry and academia met recently at Princeton University to discuss three big questions surrounding the broad theme of "water": infrastructure, the water/energy nexus, and industrial water.
A five-year study led by Princeton University researchers suggests that certain wild African animals, particularly elephants, could be a boon to human-raised livestock because of their voracious appetite for the toxic and invasive plant Solanum campylacanthum, or the Sodom apple.
Princeton University researchers found that as water freezes it takes on a sort of split personality wherein, at very cold temperatures and above a certain pressure, it may split into two liquid forms.
New members: Jane Baldwin, Cleo Chou, Gregory Ferguson-Cradle, Bu Guo, Janam Jhaveri, Qi Li, Wei Peng, and Josh Spechler. Photos courtesy of PEI Staff.
Eight graduate students have been selected to join the Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars Program (PECS) for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Representing six (6) departments across campus, the eight (8) newly selected students will contribute a wide range of climate- and energy-related expertise to the existing group of PECS schol
Melissa Lane, an internationally recognized scholar of ancient political theory, turns to the ancients for insights into modern issues, such as ecological sustainability.
Princeton Alumni Weekly interviews Mauzerall about health impacts of air pollution and climate change and what to do about them.
Princeton University's Michael Oppenheimer was one of four scientists who testified on May 29th before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology about the need for greater transparency.
In the early afternoon of June 2nd, students gathered together with family, friends, faculty, and staff to celebrate Class Day at the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and to award 54 graduating seniors with Environmental Certificates.
54 graduating seniors from 16 different departments were awarded Certificates in Environmental Studies. (Photo by PEI Staff)
Lars Hedin, director of Princeton University's Program in Environmental Studies (ENV) and professor of ecology an
Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (ACEE) have announced awards totaling $780,000 to support eight (8) innovative projects in energy and the environment.
For a long time Lauren Wyman has been fascinated by the function of ecological systems. So when it came to her senior thesis, the Princeton University ecology and evolutionary biology major posed a question: What happens to these systems when they are disrupted by invasive species?
Two undergraduates have been selected to the PEI's Environmental Scholars Program. This two-year award was given to geosciences majors, Alison Campion ’16 and civil and environmental engineering major, Elliot Chang ‘16.
A new study conducted by Princeton University and University of Oxford researchers suggests that climate scientists should reexamine how to effectively and more regularly engage the public.
On Friday, May 9th, the Princeton Environmental Institute hosted its annual Discovery Day—a multidisciplinary poster session celebrating undergraduate senior thesis research on environmental topics.
The Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) held its 13th annual meeting at Princeton University on April 15 and 16, 2014. More than 90 participants gathered to discuss CMI’s most recent initiatives.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, has elected Robert Socolow as a member.
Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars Program (PECS) representatives describe their recent trip to India and reflect upon their overall experience.
For the past two years Elizabeth McKenna has been keenly aware — and concerned — that many of the world's coral reefs are in trouble.