Senior Fellow, by Courtesy - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Bing Professor of Population Studies
Senior Fellow, by Courtesy
Humanities and Sciences
Ecosystem Services and Conservation
Paul R. Ehrlich has been a household name since the publication of his 1968 bestseller, The Population Bomb. He is Bing Professor of Population Studies and Professor of Biological Sciences at Stanford University. Ehrlich is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a recipient of the Crafoord Prize (an explicit substitute for the Nobel Prize in fields of science where the latter is not given), the Blue Planet Prize, and numerous other international honors.
He investigates a wide range of topics in population biology, ecology, evolution, and human ecology and evolution. Much of his current effort is focused on the mechanisms of human cultural evolution and ways of directing that evolution to ameliorate the human predicament.
Selected Publications by this Author
News & Press Releases
Senior Fellow Paul Ehrlich (Biology) on how humankind must slow both population and consumption growth
By Eduardo Porter,
Cites a paper co-authored by Senior Woods Fellow, by courtesy, Paul Ehrlich (Biology), that proves species are disappearing faster than at any time since the dinosaurs' demise.
By Grennan Milliken,
Features new research by Senior Woods Fellow Paul Ehrlich (Biology), who discusses how feeding the planet will require political, economic and social shifts.
By Brian Bienkowski,