Stanford professor Paul Ehrlich to deliver Nieuwland lecture

Author: William G. Gilroy


Paul Ehrlich, Bing Professor of Population Studies atStanfordUniversity, will be the featured speaker Monday (Feb. 6) for the annual Nieuwland Lecture in Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame.

Ehrlich is a world-renowned environmental scientist and author, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and recipient of the Crafoord Prize, an award given annually by the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences in non-Nobel fields.

He will discuss his latest book,One withNineveh: Politics, Consumption and the Human Future,in his lecture, which is scheduled for4:30 p.m.Monday in Room 102 of DeBartolo Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Ehrlichs main area of research is population biology, which includes ecology, evolutionary biology, behavior and human ecology. He has carried out field, laboratory and theoretical research on a wide array of problems ranging from the dynamics and genetics of insect populations to experimental studies of the effects of crowding on human beings.

Ehrlich has written numerous books, including, most famously,The Population Bomb,and theBetrayal of Science and ReasonandHuman Natures.

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