Paul R Ehrlich

Summary

Affiliation: Stanford University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Can a collapse of global civilization be avoided?
    Paul R Ehrlich
    Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20122845. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Securing natural capital and expanding equity to rescale civilization
    Paul R Ehrlich
    Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Nature 486:68-73. 2012
  3. pmc Colloquium paper: where does biodiversity go from here? A grim business-as-usual forecast and a hopeful portfolio of partial solutions
    Paul R Ehrlich
    Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:11579-86. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Sustainability. Millennium assessment of human behavior
    Paul R Ehrlich
    Department of Biological Sciences, D Kennedy is at the Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Science 309:562-3. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Cultural evolution and the human predicament
    Paul R Ehrlich
    Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 5020, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 24:409-12. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Intensive agriculture erodes β-diversity at large scales
    Daniel S Karp
    Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Ecol Lett 15:963-70. 2012
  7. pmc Resilience and stability in bird guilds across tropical countryside
    Daniel S Karp
    Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:21134-9. 2011
  8. pmc Ecosystem consequences of bird declines
    Cagan H Sekercioglu
    Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, 371 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305 5020, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:18042-7. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Forest bolsters bird abundance, pest control and coffee yield
    Daniel S Karp
    Department of Biology, Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 94305, USA
    Ecol Lett 16:1339-47. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Persistence of forest birds in the Costa Rican agricultural countryside
    Cagan H Sekercioglu
    Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Conserv Biol 21:482-94. 2007

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. pmc Can a collapse of global civilization be avoided?
    Paul R Ehrlich
    Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20122845. 2013
    ..Now, for the first time, a global collapse appears likely. Overpopulation, overconsumption by the rich and poor choices of technologies are major drivers; dramatic cultural change provides the main hope of averting calamity...
  2. doi request reprint Securing natural capital and expanding equity to rescale civilization
    Paul R Ehrlich
    Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Nature 486:68-73. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Colloquium paper: where does biodiversity go from here? A grim business-as-usual forecast and a hopeful portfolio of partial solutions
    Paul R Ehrlich
    Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:11579-86. 2008
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Sustainability. Millennium assessment of human behavior
    Paul R Ehrlich
    Department of Biological Sciences, D Kennedy is at the Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Science 309:562-3. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Cultural evolution and the human predicament
    Paul R Ehrlich
    Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 5020, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 24:409-12. 2009
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Intensive agriculture erodes β-diversity at large scales
    Daniel S Karp
    Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Ecol Lett 15:963-70. 2012
    ..These findings point the way towards multi-functional agricultural systems that maintain agricultural productivity while simultaneously conserving biodiversity...
  7. pmc Resilience and stability in bird guilds across tropical countryside
    Daniel S Karp
    Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:21134-9. 2011
    ..These findings point to the changes needed in agricultural production practices in the tropics to better sustain bird communities and, possibly, the functional and service roles that they play...
  8. pmc Ecosystem consequences of bird declines
    Cagan H Sekercioglu
    Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, 371 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305 5020, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:18042-7. 2004
    ..Important ecosystem processes, particularly decomposition, pollination, and seed dispersal, will likely decline as a result...
  9. ncbi request reprint Forest bolsters bird abundance, pest control and coffee yield
    Daniel S Karp
    Department of Biology, Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 94305, USA
    Ecol Lett 16:1339-47. 2013
    ..Retaining forest and accounting for pest control demonstrates a win-win for biodiversity and coffee farmers...
  10. ncbi request reprint Persistence of forest birds in the Costa Rican agricultural countryside
    Cagan H Sekercioglu
    Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Conserv Biol 21:482-94. 2007
    ..Our findings have applicability to many human-dominated tropical areas that have the potential to conserve substantial biodiversity if appropriate restoration measures are taken...
  11. pmc Sustaining biodiversity in ancient tropical countryside
    Jai Ranganathan
    Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 5020, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:17852-4. 2008
    ..Some of these working lands may be able to sustain native species over long-time scales, indicating that conservation investments in agriculture today could pay off for people and for nature...
  12. ncbi request reprint Bee community shifts with landscape context in a tropical countryside
    Berry J Brosi
    Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, California 94305, USA
    Ecol Appl 17:418-30. 2007
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  13. pmc Inferring population histories using cultural data
    Deborah S Rogers
    Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 276:3835-43. 2009
    ..These patterns strongly suggest that cultural evolution, while clearly affected by cultural exchange, is also subject to some of the same processes and constraints as genetic evolution...
  14. pmc Predictive model for sustaining biodiversity in tropical countryside
    Chase D Mendenhall
    Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 5020, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:16313-6. 2011
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Delayed population explosion of an introduced butterfly
    Carol L Boggs
    Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, Crested Butte, CO, USA
    J Anim Ecol 75:466-75. 2006
    ..7. We postulate that this behaviour results, in this species, in establishment of satellite populations and, given appropriate habitat structure, may result in lagged or punctuated expansions of introduced populations...
  16. ncbi request reprint When agendas collide: human welfare and biological conservation
    Kai M A Chan
    Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Conserv Biol 21:59-68. 2007
    ..3) We must better acknowledge the social concerns that accompany biodiversity conservation; accordingly, sometimes we must argue for conservation for biodiversity's sake, not for its direct human benefits...
  17. ncbi request reprint Is current consumption excessive? A general framework and some indications for the United States
    Paul R Ehrlich
    Department of Biological Sciences, Herrin Labs 409, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 6072, USA
    Conserv Biol 21:1145-54. 2007
    ..Public policies that deal with the composition problem not only would help conserve natural resources and improve current welfare but also would reduce the costs of meeting the goal of sustainability...
  18. pmc Disappearance of insectivorous birds from tropical forest fragments
    Cagan H Sekercioglu
    Center for Conservation Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 5020, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:263-7. 2002
    ..Bird species that were less affected by forest fragmentation were, in general, those that used the deforested countryside more, and we suggest that the key to their conservation will be found there...
  19. pmc Natural selection and cultural rates of change
    Deborah S Rogers
    Department of Biological Sciences, Gilbert Building, 371 Serra Mall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:3416-20. 2008
    ..This finding indicates that cultural change, like genetic evolution, can follow theoretically derived patterns...
  20. pmc The evolution of norms
    Paul R Ehrlich
    Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    PLoS Biol 3:e194. 2005
  21. ncbi request reprint Mammal population losses and the extinction crisis
    Gerardo Ceballos
    Instituto de Ecologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Apdo, Postal 70 275, Mexico D F 04510, Mexico
    Science 296:904-7. 2002
    ..This implies a serious loss of ecosystem services and goods. It also signals a substantial threat to species diversity...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effects of household dynamics on resource consumption and biodiversity
    Jianguo Liu
    Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, E Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    Nature 421:530-3. 2003
    ..Rapid increase in household numbers, often manifested as urban sprawl, and resultant higher per capita resource consumption in smaller households pose serious challenges to biodiversity conservation...
  23. pmc Economic value of tropical forest to coffee production
    Taylor H Ricketts
    Conservation Science Program, World Wildlife Fund, 1250 24th Street NW, Washington, DC 20037 1124, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:12579-82. 2004
    ..Conservation investments in human-dominated landscapes can therefore yield double benefits: for biodiversity and agriculture...
  24. ncbi request reprint Global mammal conservation: what must we manage?
    Gerardo Ceballos
    Instituto de Ecologia, UNAM, Apdo Postal 70 275, Mexico D F 04510, Mexico
    Science 309:603-7. 2005
    ..Different approaches, from protection (or establishment) of reserves to countryside biogeographic enhancement of human-dominated landscapes, will be required to approach this minimal goal...
  25. pmc Human impacts on the rates of recent, present, and future bird extinctions
    Stuart Pimm
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:10941-6. 2006
    ..Birds are poor models for predicting extinction rates for other taxa. Human actions threaten higher fractions of other well known taxa than they do birds. Moreover, people take special efforts to protect birds...
  26. pmc Global mammal distributions, biodiversity hotspots, and conservation
    Gerardo Ceballos
    Departamento de Ecologia de la Biodiversidad, Instituto de Ecologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Apdo Postal 70 245, 04510 Mexico D F, Mexico
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:19374-9. 2006
    ..The within-mammal hotspot noncongruence was similar to the pattern recently found for birds. Thus, assigning global conservation priorities based on hotspots is at best a limited strategy...
  27. ncbi request reprint [Diversity, natural history and conservation of mammals from San Vito de Coto Brus, Costa Rica]
    Jesus Pacheco
    Instituto de Ecologia, Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, Apartado Postal 70 275, Mexico DF 04510, Mexico
    Rev Biol Trop 54:219-40. 2006
    ..bairdii and M. trydactila) are locally extinct. The other species in IUCN are either of low risk (i.e. Chironectes minimus) or data deficient (Lontra longicaudis). Additionally, 24 species (39%) are included in CITES...
  28. pmc Cost-effective priorities for global mammal conservation
    Josie Carwardine
    The Ecology Centre, University of Queensland, QLD 4072, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:11446-50. 2008
    ..We uncover shortfalls in the allocation of conservation funds in many threatened priority areas, highlighting a global conservation challenge...
  29. pmc Climate change hastens population extinctions
    John F McLaughlin
    Department of Environmental Sciences, Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225 9181, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:6070-4. 2002
    ..As populations of checkerspots and other species become further isolated by habitat loss, climate change is likely to cause more extinctions, threatening both species diversity and critical ecosystem services...