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    Course Coral Reef Ecosystems

    Key organisms and processes, and the complexity of coral reef ecosystems. Students explore the Great Barrier Reef from the southern end which demonstrates the physical factors that limit coral reefs, to the northern reef systems which demonstrate key aspects of these high biodiversity ecosystems. Human-related changes. Emphasis is on research experiences and development of analytical skills. Two units only counted for the Biology major.

    Course Coastal Forest Ecosystems

    Prehistory of Australian rainforest and how rainforest structure and biodiversity change with altitude, latitude, and geology. Tropical coastal marine wetlands, mangrove forests, and the relationship between land- and sea-based biota. Biology and ecology of marine plants, mangroves, and tropical salt marsh. Introduction to specialized fields of marine plant biology and ecology including biogeography and evolution, aquatic plant ecophysiology, water quality and bioindicator techniques, pollution and eutrophication, and environmental control of marine plant distribution and productivity.

    Event Artists Observe Nature

    Monday, August 11, 2014 - 11:00 to 17:00
    Cantor Arts Center, just off Palm Drive, at Museum Way and Lomita Drive

    After 1600, it became increasingly common for draftsmen and printmakers to study nature closely and directly, rather than copy natural motifs from books and other artworks. This exhibition features approximately 18 prints and drawings that reveal the empiricist’s impulse to capture nature, with its fine detail and fleeting light effects, and record it on paper.

    Event 500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum

    Friday, June 5, 2015 - 11:00 to 17:00
    Cantor Arts Center, just off Palm Drive, at Museum Way and Lomita Drive

    Nearly 100 dazzling and rarely seen drawings dating from the 15th through the 20th centuries will be on view in 500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum. Beyond demonstrating the chronological and stylistic sweep of the history of Italian drawings, this thematically organized exhibition examines the pivotal role played by drawing, or “disegno,” in the Italian design process.

    News Item Returning home during Age of Mass Migration

    New research by Stanford economist Ran Abramitzky studies Norwegian immigrants to the U.S. during the late 19th and early 20th centuries who chose to return to Europe. Return migrants hailed from poorer backgrounds but ended up holding higher-paid occupations back home.

    Project Family study of emotional and cognitive brain function in first degree relatives of depressed probands, Stanford University and Sydney Medical School (5/15/2014)

    Principal Investigator:

    Data acquisition for 101 relatives and 101 non-relative matched controls is complete. Opportunities exist for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to analyze the data in new ways, for publication.
    This study was funded by the Australian Research Council from 2007-13. The aims of the study were as follows:
    The aim of this project is to understand vulnerability for depression in individuals. By understanding how depression develops, we can develop prevention and early intervention strategies.