Population, Environment, and the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere: Can We Save The World?
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Kansas State Student Union
Paul R. Ehrlich, PhD
National Academy of Sciences Member, 1985
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Paul Ralph Ehrlich biologist and educator who is the Bing Professor of Population Studies in the department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University and president of Stanford's Center for Conservation Biology. He is an entomologist specializing in butterflies. He is the co-founder, with Peter H. Raven of the field of coevolution, and has undertaken long-term studies of the structure, dynamics, and genetics of natural butterfly populations. He has also been a pioneer in alerting the public to the problems of overpopulation, and the environment as matters of public policy. Ehrlich is best known his popular and widely discussed 1968 book The Population Bomb. He has won numerous major prizes including a MacArthur Prize Fellowship, the Crafoord Prize, awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and considered the highest award given in the field of ecology, Eminent Ecologist Award of the Ecological Society of America, 2001, distinguished Scientist Award of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, 2001, and the Ramon Margalef Prize in Ecology and Environmental Sciences of the Generalitat of Catalonia, 2009. Dr. Ehrlich has published numerous books and peer reviewed publications.
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This lecture is sponsored by the Division of Biology, University Distinguished Professors, and the Office of the Provost.