Record

Reference numberEC/2012/50
LevelItem
TitleEhrlich, Paul R: certificate of election to the Royal Society
Date2011
DescriptionCertificate of Candidate for Election to Foreign Membership
CitationBing Professor of Population Studies, Department of Biology, Stanford University
Paul Ehrlich is one of the most significant scientists of our time. His pioneering studies on the structure, dynamics, and genetics of butterfly populations have had a profound influence on applied ecology. His work with Peter Raven (ForMemRS) on co-evolution among species is now common currency in both ecology and the social sciences. His investigations into the pathways by which biodiversity loss affects diversity within species and at the level of genetic variability have been enormously influential. In addition, he has not only pioneered the formal study of the interface of population, consumption, resource-use, and the state of the natural environment, he has also clarified their interrelationships for the general public. Those writings have had a profound influence on those mainstream economists who have developed the concept of sustainable development. His writings on cultural evolution, especially with respect to environmental ethics are likely to have an equally significant influence on scientific thinking and public policy. If his influence on ecology and applied evolutionary biology has been profound, his influence on ecological economics has been of no less significance. Ehrlich has brought ecological economics into the mainstream by his tireless engagement with economists concerned to bring two historically antagonistic disciplines together.
Extent4p
Access statusClosed
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView



    CONTACT US

    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →

    SUBSCRIBE

    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView