Award winning ecologist joins UTS Science ranks

Professor Paul Ehrlich at UTS in November 2012 (Credit: Frances Mocnik)

Professor Paul Ehrlich at UTS in November 2012 (Credit: Frances Mocnik)

In summary: 
  • UTS has appointed U.S. biologist Professor Paul Ehrlich Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Science
  • He will collaborate with UTS researchers to further develop global sustainability as a core issue within science, social studies and business topics

Stanford biologist and author Paul Ehrlich will embark upon collaborative research at UTS to promote global sustainability and further develop the knowledge and skills necessary in building Australia’s future sustainability leaders.

The award winning ecologist has been appointed Adjunct Professor of the Faculty of Science following a sold-out public lecture at UTS with Australian entrepreneur Dick Smith in November last year.

Based in the United States, he will regularly visit Australia to conduct collaborative research with UTS Distinguished Professor Graham Pyke and other science faculty researchers.

Dean of UTS Science, Professor Bruce Milthorpe, said Professor Ehrlich’s experience, research expertise and stature within the greater science community will make a significant contribution to UTS teaching and learning and research.

“We are delighted to have such a world renowned environmental scientist and campaigner on behalf of sustainability for humanity and the planet join us in the faculty,” Professor Milthorpe said.

“Professor Ehrlich’s research will not only link science, the environment, climate change and renewable energy, but also sustainability within the social realm and the future of global business,” Professor Milthorpe said.

Professor Ehrlich became well known after the publication of his 1968 controversial book The Population Bomb. His research career has brought him every accolade the scientific community can award. He is widely published arguing that population growth, overconsumption, the use of faulty technologies and our socio-political-economic arrangements threaten the fabric of nature, and thus the environmental security of future generations.