Ecologist Jeanne Altmann and ethicist Peter Singer honored with Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

By Liz Fuller-Wright and Daniel Day

Two Princeton professors, Jeanne Altmann and Peter Singer, have been awarded 2023 Frontiers of Knowledge Awards by the BBVA Foundation. The awards recognize basic research and creative work worldwide that significantly enlarges the stock of knowledge in a discipline, opens up new fields, or builds bridges between disciplinary areas.

Altmann, Princeton’s Eugene Higgins Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Emeritus, is one of three recipients of the 2023 Ecology and Conservation Biology award, recognized “for their outstanding contributions to the behavioral and evolutionary ecology of animals.”

Singer, the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values, is one of two recipients of the 2023 Award in Humanities and Social Sciences for his work focusing on the ethical consideration of animal rights.