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Curriculum Vitae - Paul R. Ehrlich

Bing Professor of Population Studies
Department of Biological Sciences
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-5020
Phone (650) 723-3171; Fax (650) 723-5920

Vital Statistics: Born May 29, 1932, Philadelphia; married, one daughter.

Education: A.B. 1953, University of Pennsylvania
M.A. 1955, University of Kansas
Ph.D. 1957, University of Kansas
(Thesis Committee: Charles Michener (advisor), Kenneth Armitage, Robert Sokal)
Doctor of Humane Letters (Hon.) 1970, University of the Pacific
Doctorate (Hon.) 1990, Bethany College
Doctorate (Hon.) 1990, Ohio Wesleyan University

Professional Experience:
Field Officer, Northern Insect Survey (Canadian Arctic and Sub-arctic), summers of 1951 and 1952
Research Assistant, DDT Resistance Project (Department of Entomology, University of Kansas), September 1952-September 1954
Associate Investigator, USAF Research Project - Biting Fly Survey (Bering Seacoast of Alaska and Department of Entomology, University of Kansas), June 1956-June 1957
Research Associate, NIH Project - Genetics and Behavior of Parasitic Mites (Chicago Academy of Sciences and Department of Entomology, University of Kansas), May 1957-September 1959
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, 1959-1962
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, 1962-1966
Professor of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, 1966-present
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, 1966-1969 and 1974-1976
Bing Professor of Population Studies, Stanford University, 1977-present

Positions Held:
Kansas University Fellow, September 1954-June 1966
National Science Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellow, September 1955-September 1957
National Science Foundation Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Sydney, June 1965-September 1966
Secretary, Lepidopterists' Society, 1957-1963
Associate, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Santa Barbara, California, 1969-72
Editorial Board, Systematic Zoology, 1964-1967
Member-at-Large, AIBS Governing Board, 1969-1970
Editorial Board, International Journal of Environmental Sciences, 1969-197l
President, Zero Population Growth, 1969-1970
Honorary President, Zero Population Growth, 1970-present
Advisory Council, Friends of the Earth, 1970-present
Executive Council, Lepidopterists' Society, 1968
Vice-President, Society for the Study of Evolution, 1970
Member and Active Committeeman, International Association for the Study of Ecology, 1969-1970
President, The Conservation Society, 1972-1973
Member, Board of Directors, Common Cause, 1972
Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Sierra Club, 1972-present
Trustee, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, 1971-1986
President, Zero Population Growth Fund, 1972-1973
Co-Chairman, Research Committee, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, 1973-75
Board of Consultants, Lizard Island Research Station, 1975-78
Editorial Board, American Naturalist, 1974-1976
Senior Associate Editor, American Naturalist, 1984
Council Member, Society for the Study of Evolution, 1974-1976
Advisory Editor, Human Nature, 1977-1979
Board of Governors, Society for Conservation Biology, 1986-88
President, American Institute of Biological Sciences, 1989
Editorial Board, Oecologia, 1981-85; 1991-present
Editorial Board, Revista de Biologia Tropical, Univ. de Costa Rica, 1996-present
Foreign Member, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, 1997-present
President, Association for Tropical Lepidoptera, 2001.

Professional Awards:
Sigma Xi-Resa Grant-in-Aid of Research done in Alaska and northwest Canada, 1955
Fellow, California Academy of Sciences, 1961
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1978
First Prize, Mitchell Foundation, for "creativity in designing workable strategies to achieve sustainable societies," 1979
John Muir Award, Sierra Club, 1980
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1982
Humanist Distinguished Service Award, American Humanist Association, 1985
Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1985
First Distinguished Achievement Award, Society for Conservation Biology, 1987
Gold Medal, World Wildlife Fund International, 1987
Fellow, Entomological Society of America, 1987
AAAS/Scientific American Gerard Piel Award for Service to Science in the Cause of Humankind, 1989
United Nations' Global 500 Roll of Honour, 1989
Honorary Life Member, American Humanist Association, 1989
Elective Member, American Ornithologists' Union, 1989
Honorary Membership, British Ecological Society, 1989
Member, American Philosophical Society, 1990
Crafoord Prize in Population Biology and the Conservation of Biological Diversity, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 1990
Distinguished Service Citation, The University of Kansas, 1991
MacArthur Prize Fellowship, 1990-1995
Honorary Member, International Society for Philosophical Enquiry, 1991
Major Achievement Award, New York City Audubon Society, 1991
Member, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, 1992
Volvo Environment Prize, 1993
International Center for Tropical Ecology, World Ecology Medal, 1993
United Nations Environment Programme Sasakawa Environment Prize, 1994
Heinz Award for the Environment, 1995
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Distinguished Peace Leader, 1996
Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, 1998
Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences, 1998.
Natl. Audubon Society, One Hundred Champions of Conservation, 1998.
Blue Planet Prize of the Asahi Glass Foundation, Japan, 1999.
Distinguished Scientist Award, AIBS, 2001.
Eminent Ecologist Award, Ecological Society of America, 2001.

Updated 22 May 2006