Community ecology in a changing world. How do biotic interactions such as predation, herbivory, mutualism, and competition govern the distribution and abundance of plants and animals? How do regular patterns arise in nature, and how do they affect the stability and functioning of ecosystems? And what are the ecological consequences of extinction, species invasions, climate change, and other human perturbations? We study these issues in tropical ecosystems, using approaches ranging from large-scale field experiments to the analysis of short DNA fragments. To learn more about our work, please click on the links above!

Lab News
03/14/2016. Pringle Lab welcomes new post-doc Johan Pansu!
02/05/2016. Josh Daskin’s paper “Ecological legacies of civil war” selected by Science editors as “Research Highlight”!
11/11/2015. Check out this new “Scientist At Work” short film from HHMI and Off The Fence!

10/26/2015. Kartzinel et al. DNA metabarcoding paper is the top story on Princeton’s homepage!
10/22/2015. RMP and Corina Tarnita deliver annual Holiday Lectures on Science at HHMI — check ’em out and please share!
10/01/2015. Pringle Lab welcomes new post-docs Chris Baker & Jessica Castillo Vardaro!
09/11/2015. Josh Daskin’s paper on Gorongosa National Park tree-cover dynamics accepted in Journal of Ecology!
05/28/2015. Tyler Coverdale awarded grant from the Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research!
05/07/2015. RMP named ESA Early Career Fellow for 2015-2019.
04/27/2015. Jen Guyton earns Women in Conservation Biology Research Award!
04/21/2015. Josh Daskin awarded NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant for research in Mozambique!
02/01/2015. E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation features Pringle Lab research in “Gorongosa Field Notes” series: