Responses to “Population, Biodiversity and Human Well-being”

May 16, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

Many thanks to Fred Meyerson for the attached copy of the letters to the editor of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment regarding his editorial “Population, Biodiversity and Human Well-being.” (previously distributed; see, along with Fred’s reply. Fred reports that the Frontiers editor said Fred’s December editorial received an unprecedented number of responses, so they weren’t able to publish them all. Incidentally, the April edition of Frontiers carried the following erratum related to David Pimentel’s letter in the attached document: In the letter from David Pimentel (2010: 8[2]: 66) the text should read, “based on its current growth rate, [Earth’s] population will double within 58 years.” (not 13 years, as stated).

Frontiers March 2010 Write Back – Responses to Meyerson Meyerson reply (PDF, 109 KB)

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