Princeton University

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning and the fourth-oldest college in the United States. PU is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution, providing undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students.
Name Description
Prof. Simon A. Levin (node leader)
The Dep. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and the Director of the Center for BioComplexity in the Princeton Environmental Institute. He studies the structure and functioning of ecosystems, the dynamics of disease, and the coupling of ecological and socioeconomic systems. Levin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and a Foreign Member of the Instituto Veneto and has received a large number of Awards and Distinctions for his research.
Dr. Malin Pinsky
Pinsky, now an Associate Professor at Rutgers University, studies the population dynamics of coastal marine species. He takes a synthetic approach to these problems, using ecological modeling, field studies, and population genetics to integrate the environmental, ecological, and anthropogenic forces acting on these systems. Particular interests include the effects of climate velocity, tipping points in coupled social-ecological systems, and the dynamics of marine metapopulations. Since September 2013, he has been an assistant professor at Rutgers University. Related projects include an analysis of distribution shifts in North American marine species over the past four decades, modeling of the cumulative impacts of climate velocity and fishing.
Emma Fuller
Studies the feedbacks between resource users and natural resources. In particular, fishing practices and whether
evolutionarily stable harvesting strategies can arise.
Studies global seafood production and trade, with a special focus on the physical, biological, and economic underpinnings of aquaculture production systems.
Anieke is interested in how the dynamics in ecosystems and fish populations is influenced by fishing. Fishing imposes a size-specific mortality on fish populations, which affects the ecological interactions of the harvested species. The changes in fish population abundance and population structure impact the wider ecological food web. At the same time, the size-structure, abundance and dynamics of fish populations defines the potential harvest and realized yield from fishing. I use mathematical models for population dynamics and species interactions to analyze the links between the ecosystem dynamics and fisheries dynamics. When and how do these links contribute to the propensity for catastrophic population collapses?
Published Dec. 13, 2013 2:52 PM - Last modified Nov. 24, 2016 11:08 AM