Paul Ehrlich

paul ehrlich

Paul Ehrlich is the Bing Professor of Population Studies and the President of the Center for Conservation Biology in the Department of Biology at Stanford University. He is also an adjunct Professor, University of Technology, Sydney.  He does research in population biology (includes ecology, evolutionary biology, behavior, and human ecology and cultural evolution). Ehrlich has carried out field, laboratory and theoretical research on a wide array of problems ranging from the dynamics and genetics of insect populations, studies of the ecological and evolutionary interactions of plants and herbivores, and the behavioral ecology of birds and reef fishes, to experimental studies of the effects of crowding on human beings and studies of cultural evolution. He is heavily involved in the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB — and is author and coauthor of more than 1000 scientific papers and articles in the popular press and over 40 books. 


Ehrlich is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, and a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.  He is a Foreign Member of the Royal Society and an Honorary Member of the British Ecological Society.  Among his many other honors are the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Crafoord Prize in Population Biology and the Conservation of Biological Diversity (an explicit replacement for the Nobel Prize); a MacArthur Prize Fellowship; the Volvo Environment Prize; UNEP Sasakawa Environment Prize; the Heinz Award for the Environment; the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement; the Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences; the Blue Planet Prize;  the Eminent Ecologist award of the Ecological Society of America, and the Margalef Prize in Ecology and Environmental Sciences.  Dr. Ehrlich has appeared as a guest on hundreds of TV and radio programs; he also was a correspondent for NBC News.  He has given many  public lectures in the past 40 years.