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Princeton Environmental Institute is pleased to announce a call for innovative research and teaching proposals on behalf of the Water and Environment Challenge.
PEI associated faculty member Daniel Sigman participated in a recent study that found fertilizing the oceans with iron may not work as envisioned.
Researchers have discovered that competition for sunlight among rainforest trees leads to the remarkably consistent pattern of tree sizes seen in tropical forests around the globe.
Dan Steingart studies batteries and focuses on innovation and problem solving with his students in the classroom and the lab.
Simon Levin, Princeton University's George M. Moffett Professor of Biology and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, will receive a National Medal of Science, the nation's highest scientific honor.
Q&A with Michael Oppenheimer and Denise Mauzerall about the Paris Climate Agreement.
People often believe that future generations will be better off than their predecessors, but this may not be true for today’s impoverished populations.
A study led by Princeton University researchers suggests that hotter nights may wield more influence than previously thought over the planet's atmosphere as global temperatures rise — and could eventually lead to more carbon flooding the atmosphere.
Stopping the outbreak of a disease hinges on a wealth of data such as what makes a suitable host and how a pathogen spreads. But gathering these data can be difficult for diseases in remote areas of the world, or for epidemics involving wild animals.
A new study led by Princeton University researchers and published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface explores an approach to studying epidemics for which details are difficult to obtain. The researchers analyzed the 2
It's easy to think of plants as passive features of their environments, doing as the land prescribes, serving as a backdrop to the bustling animal kingdom.
In the ‘Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’ Robert Socolow proposes new academic field, Destiny Studies, focused on climate change.
Princeton University researchers deployed a new tool to help solve an old ecological puzzle: How can multiple animals coexist while eating the same resources?
The global population is expected to increase by two to three billion people by 2050, a projection raising serious concerns about sustainable development, biodiversity and food security.
Art workshops and a University course will culminate in an ecological theatrical pageant in May 2016 featuring a procession of mobile visual art, giant puppets and spectacular costumes with performances of dance, theater, music and poetry.
Princeton University seeks to appoint a distinguished humanist whose work is related to the environment for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Princeton University seeks distinguished candidates for a senior and a junior appointment in the field of environmental science or environmental engineering.
Our financial system is arguably on shaky ground. Could principles from biology and ecology inspire better ways to maintain stability?
New research reveals that intermediate-sized groups of baboons (50 to 70 individuals) exhibit optimal ranging behavior and low stress levels.
Unchecked growth of coal-intensive energy in the world's developing nations is a threat to the international environmental treaty known as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
During the Summer of Learning Symposium students presented their research findings on scientific, technical, policy, and human dimensions of a wide-variety of global environmental challenges.
15 graduate students, researchers and junior faculty, guided by instructors participated in the new workshop offered by PIIRS.
PEI faculty member and Dean for Research Pablo Debenedetti was named a 2015 Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Grand Challenges faculty member and chemistry professor Mohammad Seyedsayamdost was among 41 researchers nationwide to receive 2015 New Innovator Awards from the National Institutes of Health.
In 2015, data from satellites scanning the African savannas revealed that the more instances of heavy rainfall a savanna received, the fewer trees it had.
WPRB interviewed Eben Kirksey, PEI Barron visiting professor, about his environmental humanities dialogues entitled the Multispecies Salon.