Last updated on: 11/22/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Robert W. Howarth, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of Ecology and Environmental Biology at Cornell University
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director, Agriculture, Energy, & Environment Program, Cornell University, 2010-present
  • Adjunct Senior Scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, 2000-present
  • David R. Atkinson Professor of Ecology & Environmental Biology, Cornell University, 1993-present
  • Founding Editor, Biogeochemistry, 1983-present (Editor-in-Chief, 1983-2004)
  • Visiting Professor, Institute of Pierre and Marie Curie, University of Paris, 2009
  • Director, Agricultural Ecosystems Program, Cornell University, 2005-2009
  • Oceans Program Director and Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense, 2000-2001
  • Director, Program in Biogeochemistry & Environmental Change, Cornell University, 1995-2000
  • Senior Fellow, and Coordinator for the Initiative in Earth, Atmospheric, & Aquatic Sciences, Center for the Environment, Cornell University, 1992-1995
  • Professor, Section of Ecology & Systematics, Cornell University, 1990-1993
  • Associate Professor, Section of Ecology & Systematics, Cornell University, 1985-1990
  • Assistant and Associate Scientist, Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole, 1980-1985
  • Noyes Postdoctoral Fellow, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, 1979
Education:
  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Biological Oceanography, 1979
  • BA, magna cum laude, Amherst College, 1974
Other:
  • Dr. Howarth was selected by ISIWeb of Science (Scientific Citation Index) as one of 250 most cited scientists globally in ecology and environmental science disciplines, 2006-2010
  • Recipient, Zayed International Prize for the Environment, 2007
  • Recipient, Lindeman Award in Ecology, University of Minnesota, 2003
  • Recipient, Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow, Ecological Society of America, 2000
  • Recipient, “Eminent Ecologist” award, Kellogg Biological Station of Michigan State University, 2000
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