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In 2001, off India’s coastal state of Goa, the shrimp catch dropped by 80 percent in just a few years. The die-off was later traced to a dip in the ocean’s oxygen level. “It was a massive event that almost collapsed the fisheries on the western Indian coast,” said Laure Resplandy, an assistant professor of geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute, who studies how our oceans, atmosphere and climate interact.
The Class of 2019 undergraduate, Artemis Eyster, named after the Greek goddess of the wilderness, created a new environmental research course for fellow students in which she and her classmates analyzed the ecology of local areas.
If you have the opportunity, please join the GEO Juniors in the Great Hall on Monday morning. They will be available to discuss their presentations and answer your questions.
“Rocks tell stories. But most people don’t know that. Every day, countless students walk past this rock in front of Guyot Hall without a second glance. It’s an erratic feature on an otherwise orderly campus — literally."
Learning about independent work in different disciplines can widen your understanding of research and provide insight into the diversity of work being done by the undergraduate research community. This may be especially important if you are a first-year or sophomore student deciding on what concentration to declare.
In this video, The New York Academy of Sciences travel to Princeton University to meet with Blavatnik Regional Finalists in in Physical Sciences & Engineering. Lucia Gualtieri, Ph.D., a seismologist deciphering seismic background signals surrounding environmental processes such as hurricanes and landslides at Geosciences is featured along with other finalists.
Houston's urban landscape directly contributed to the torrential rainfall and deadly flooding experienced during Hurricane Harvey in August 2017, according to Princeton and University of Iowa researchers.
Visiting Professor and Alumna Zhu Mao *09, USTC, China, will receive the 2018 Mineral and Rock Physics Early Career Award at AGU’s Fall Meeting 2018, to be held 10–14 December in Washington, D. C. Mao is currently working with the Duffy Research Group.
An international team, led by Princeton geoscientist Tullis Onstott (Fr: 5:21), South African microbiologist Esta van Heerden and Belgian biologist Gaetan Borgonie, are pioneers in the search for life buried in the rock where no one thought it could survive. A South African gold mine that goes two miles beneath the Earth's surface holds far more than just precious metals.
PCUR correspondent Alec Getraer ’19 talks about how Princeton’s heavy workloads are often a source of stress. Getraer suggests a few strategies that help when his own work piles up.