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Anne H. Ehrlich  

Areas of Environmental Action:

Biodiversity, Energy, Education, Law 

Summary of Achievements:

Anne H. Ehrlich has written extensively on issues of public concern such as population, environmental protection, and the environmental consequences of nuclear war. With her husband Paul, she has coauthored more than 10 books, including The Population Explosion (Simon & Schuster, 1990); Healing the Planet (Addison-Wesley, 1991); The Stork and the Plow (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1995); Betrayal of Science and Reason (Island Press, 1996); and One with Nineveh (Island Press, 2004).

She is a senior research scientist in the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University. She has carried out research and coauthored many technical articles in population biology. She has also served in a consulting role or as a member of the board of directors for many government and non-governmental organizations.

During the Carter Administration she was a consultant to the White House Council on Environmental Quality's Global 2000 Report (1980) and of the Future Actions Committee for Chemrawn VII in 1991. She was a commissioner for the Greater London Area War Risk Study (GLAWARS) in 1985-86.

She has served on the boards of Friends of the Earth (1975-1984), the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (1989-99), the Ploughshares Fund (1991-2002), and the Sierra Club (1996-2001), among others. She currently serves on the boards of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Environment, Development, and Security (since 1988) and the New-Land Foundation (since 2002).

From 1981 to 2000, she taught a course in environmental policy for Stanford's Human Biology Program and since 2000 she has co-taught a freshman seminar course on environmental policy.

Among the honors Anne has been awarded are two honorary degrees (Bethany College, 1990, and Oregon State University, 1999). She has been appointed to the UNEP Global 500 Roll of Honour for Environmental Achievement, and was elected an Honorary Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences (1988).

In 1995, she was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has been awarded the UNEP\Sasakawa Environment Prize (jointly with Paul R. Ehrlich and M.S. Swaminathan, 1994); the Heinz Award for Environmental Achievement (with Paul R. Ehrlich; 1995); the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement (with Paul R. Ehrlich; 1998), and an award for environmental achievement by the Keystone Center (2005).


Anne H. Ehrlich
385 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-5020
United States of America

Email: aehrlich@stanford.edu
Website: http://www.stanford.edu/group/CCB/