Paul Ehrlich

Paul R. Ehrlich

Biology Researcher

Paul R. Ehrlich earned a B.A. in zoology in 1953 at the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in 1955 and a Ph.D. in 1957 at the University of Kansas. During his education, he surveyed insects on the Bering Sea and in the Canadian Arctic. On a National Institutes of Health fellowship, Ehrlich investigated the genetics and behavior of parasitic mites. He joined the faculty at Stanford in 1959 as a professor of biology. Ehrlich has held the position of president of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. At Stanford, he is currently working on the study of natural populations of checkerspot butterflies. Ehrlich continues to research policy on population and resource issues focusing on endangered species, cultural evolution, environmental ethics, and the preservation of genetic resources.

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