Princeton Valedictorian praises modeling course, EEB 325 (Princeton News)


From muddy boots to mathematics: Advancing the science of ecosystems and biodiversity (Princeton News)

Princeton faculty members receive grants for COVID-19 research from Digital Transformation Institute (Princeton News)

How Loners Are an Evolutionary Insurance Policy (The Atlantic)

Out-of-Sync ‘Loners’ May Secretly Protect Orderly Swarms (Quanta Magazine)

Slime Molds Show Us the Perks of Being a Loner (Discover Magazine)

Loners help society survive, say Princeton ecologists (Princeton News)

The Joy of x: Corina Tarnita and the Deep Mathematics of Social Insects (a Steven Strogatz and Quanta Magazine podcast)

Divided, we fall: How ant behavior mimics political polarization (Ars Technica)

Of ants and men: Ant behavior might mirror political polarization, say Princeton researchers (Princeton News)


Crunching the Numbers Behind Nature’s Wonders (Princeton Alumni Weekly)

How Civil War Among Humans Made Animals Braver (The Atlantic)

BBC World Service "Science in Action" radio show (minutes 7:00-14:00)

Au Mozambique, la disparition des grands carnivores bouleverse tout l'écosystème (Le Figaro)

Fake Lion Poop and Predator Sounds Re-instill Fear In African Antelope (Discover)

Grazing animals shown to inhabit a ‘landscape of fear’ (Science News)

Ecologists find a ‘landscape of fearlessness’ in a war-torn savannah (Princeton News)

Protected areas could help large herbivores bounce back after war (Science Daily)


Ant-y social: Successful ant colonies hint at how societies evolve (Princeton News)

How Termites Shape the Natural World (Scientific American)

Princeton’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter presents teaching awards to Cunningham, Tarnita (Princeton News)

Visiting the Mysterious Fairy Circles of the Namib Desert (The Atlantic)

Entering a Career: Q&A with Dr. Corina Tarnita from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Daily Princetonian)

The Mystery Of The Namibian Fairy Circles (Science Friday)

Freshman Fall Highlights (Daily Princetonian)

Corina Tarnita's journey to "discovering biology all over again, through the lens of mathematics" (American Mathematical Society)

A Mathematician Who Decodes the Patterns Stamped Out by Life (Quanta Magazine)


Worms farm germs: Discovery illuminates complex natural relationships (News at Princeton)

Fairy circles could be the handiwork of hungry termites and thirsty plants (Science)

Fishing for Clues to Solve Namibia’s Fairy Circle Mystery (New York Times)

The astonishing science behind the desert’s mysterious fairy circles (Washington Post)

Namibia's fairy circles: Has one of nature's great mysteries been solved? (CNN)

The secret of Namibia's 'fairy circles' may be explained at last (The Guardian)

In debate over origin of fairy circles, both sides might be right (Science News)

The secret behind African "fairy circles" (CBS News)

Scientists Have a New Idea About the Origins of Namibia's Fairy Circles (Atlas Obscura)

Mysterious fairy circles in Namibian desert explained at last (New Scientist)

Resuelto el misterio de los círculos de hadas de Namibia (El Pais)

Mysterium om fe-cirkler i Namibia formentlig løst (

Feenkreis-Mysterium entzweit Forscher (Der Spiegel Online)


PRO Tv Interview for Romania's National Day (In Romanian)

Fellows Spotlight: Corina Tarnita, Men's and Women's Volleyball (

Wild science: The nature of the Mpala Research Center (News at Princeton)

PEI Awards $840,000 for Innovative Research, Teaching, and Mentorship in Water and the Environment (Princeton Environmental Institute News)


2015 All-Nighter with Anna Aronson: Interview

Corina Tarnita: "Matematica are o frumusete perfecta. Lumea reala are o frumusete imperfecta." (partea a IIa) (Viitorul Romaniei)

Corina Tarnita. Intalnirea cu o minte minunata. (partea I) (Viitorul Romaniei)

Como las termitas frenan el avance de los desiertos (BBC Mundo)

Termites: Guardians of the Soil (The New York Times)

Sloan Research Fellows 2015 (The New York Times)

FACULTY AWARD: Five Princeton faculty named 2015 Sloan Fellows (News at Princeton

Teaming up with termites (

Contre la desertification, les termites (Le Monde)

How lowly termites save grasslands for lions, elephants and people (The Christian Science Monitor)

Termite mound paradises help buffer dry land against climate change (ScienceNews)

Termites: a natural ally against desertification (Science 151)

Dirt mounds made by termites in Africa, South America, Asia could prevent spread of deserts (

Tiny termites can hold back deserts by creating oases of plant life (News at Princeton)


Elephants Eat the Strangest Things (Slate)

Africa's poison 'apple' provides common ground for saving elephants, raising livestock (News at Princeton)


Kin And Kind. A fight about the genetics of altruism. (The New Yorker)


Women in Science: Their Personal Journeys (Science)

Corina Tarnita: The Ant Mathematician (The Scientist)


Scientists Square Off on Evolutionary Value of Helping Relatives (The New York Times)

Sparks fly over origin of altruism (New Scientist)

The evolution of altruism: selflessness in ants? That's fighting talk (The Telegraph)

Altruism can be explained by natural selection (Nature News)

E.O. Wilson proposes new theory of social evolution (Wired)

Furor erupts over role of self-sacrifice in evolution (Science News)

The ties that bind (Harvard Gazette)