In a collaboration between engineers and geoscientists, Princeton University researchers may have solved a mystery about African grasslands: Why do areas with more frequent episodes of heavy rains have significantly fewer trees than expected?
Climate change is likely to push nations to adjust their trading patterns to make more efficient use of water, according to new research from a team that integrated separate models of hydrology, climate change and trade policy.
A decade ago, a shockwave raced through the world’s agricultural markets. China opened its borders to foreign-grown soy. Ranchers in Argentina plowed under their pastureland and Brazilian farmers opened new acreage for planting. Almost overnight, the economies of those countries changed. Why did this happen? And why does it make sense to grow food and ship it around the world rather than raise crops close to home? A Princeton-led research team has found that one of the primary
Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe, an environmental engineer and pioneer in the field of ecohydrology, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors in all areas of science.
Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe, a Princeton professor of civil and environmental engineering, will receive the 2009 William Bowie Medal, the highest honor awarded by the American Geophysical Union.
Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, will be one of six recipients of the 2009 Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Pioneer Award. The honors will be the first of an annual award presented to scientists whose work has helped advance the biodiversity of life on planet Earth.
Professor Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe and a group of Princeton researchers have invented a method for turning data about rainfall and river networks into accurate assessments of fish biodiversity.
Princeton researchers published a paper in the May 8, 2008, issue of the journal Nature which shows that water dynamics play a pivotal role in the biodiversity of river networks. The team created a computer simulation that allows them to predict - based on rainfall measurements and on how rivers connect to one another — how many species of fish will occupy any given region. In this interview, Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Civil and
Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.