In the first such global evaluation, Stanford biologists found more than 30 percent of all vertebrates have declining populations. They call for curbs on the basic drivers of these losses. Read more: http://news.stanford.edu/press/view/15368
Senior Fellow Paul Ehrlich (Biology) describes the unique characteristics and chances of extinction for various species. Ehrlich's latest book, co-authored with Gerardo Ceballos and Anne Ehrlich, is The Annihilation of Nature: Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals. All proceeds from the book will go to the Navjot Sodhi Fund at the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab to support research by young conservation biologists.
Stanford researcher warns sixth mass extinction is here
June 19, 2015
There is no longer any doubt: We are entering a mass extinction that threatens humanity's existence. That is the bad news at the center of a new study by a group of scientists including Paul Ehrlich, the Bing Professor of Population Studies in biology and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. Ehrlich and his co-authors call for fast action to conserve threatened species, populations and habitat, but warn that the window of opportunity is rapidly closing. Read more: http://stanford.io/1RgQBMj
Paul Ehrlich Wins 2014 BBVA Foundation Award in Ecology
February 10, 2014
Paul Ehrlich, a Stanford Woods Institute senior fellow, discusses his work during interview for 2014 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Ecology. The 400,000-euro award recognizes Ehrlich's contributions to "key conceptual advances in the science of ecology and conservation biology" and "long-standing influence in other academic disciplines."
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