Paul R. Ehrlich, PhD

Bing Professor of Population Studies and President of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University. Dr. Ehrlich is the recipient of numerous international honors such as the Crafoord Prize in Population Biology and Conservation of Biological Diversity, the MacArthur Prize Fellowship, and the United Nations Environment Programme Sasakawa Environment Prize. Author of more than 1000 scientific papers and articles and more than 45 books, he is best known for his ground-breaking volume The Population Bomb released in 1968, which gave a dire forecast of impending international famine, climate disruption, and other environmental problems caused in part by unrestrained population growth. His 2008 book, The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment, deals with human cultural and biological evolution: how those evolutions have impacted the environment and what that means for our future.  Most recently he has published (with psychologist Robert Ornstein) Humanity on a Tightrope: Thoughts on Empathy, Family, and Big Changes for a Viable Future, which deals with the steps required to reach a sustainable society.