Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies Department

May 2010 Lecture

Reed F. Noss, Ph.D.
Davis-Shine Professor of Conservation Biology
University of Central Florida
Department of Biology

   Lecture Topic:


"Reconciling species-level and ecosystem-level conservation"


Dr. Noss has a Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Florida. For most of his professional life, Dr. Noss has worked in the southeastern United States, the Pacific Northwest, the Rocky Mountains, and several regions of California, with additional research projects in Latin America and other regions.

Dr. Noss is the author of more than 265 scientific and semi-technical articles and several books.  He has been recognized by ISI HIGHLYCITED.COM (Thomas Scientific) as one of the 500 most highly cited authors in all fields during the most recent review decade (1993-1997).  Dr. Noss held a Pew Scholars Fellowship in Conservation and Environment from 1993-1996. 

Dr. Noss has served as Editor-in-Chief of Conservation Biology (1993-1997), and was also the President of the Society for Conservation Biology (1999-2001).  He served as President of the North American Section of the Society from 2006-2008.  Dr. Noss is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  He has served on the the Board of Governors of the Society for Conservation Biology, the Board of Trustees for the Florida Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, Florida's Acquisition and Restoration Council, and was Vice-Chair of a Federal Advisory Committee for the U.S. Climate Change Science Program. 

Dr. Noss' present research involves the application of science to species-level and ecosystem-level conservation planning, restoration, and management. 

Dr. Noss is currently writing a book on southern grasslands, examining the comparative ecology and biogeography of pine woodlands in the Americas, studying the effects of suburban and exurban development on bird communities, and leading a science-policy project on adaptaton to sea level rise in Florida.

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