Daniel Simberloff, Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies, weighs in on an industry debate—is biocontrol a better alternative to pesticides– in this Slate story.
Daniel Simberloff News
The Washington Post and Chicago Tribune quote Daniel Simberloff in stories about a disease that has killed more than one million oak and tanoak trees in coastal California.
Smithsonian Magazine featured Daniel Simberloff in this story examining the idea of “rewilding” landscapes to return them to a natural state. The magazine highlighted Simberloff’s recent study, which indicates that efforts to restore land back to its natural state by reintroducing wild animals may be limited at best.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Knoxville News Sentinel and the Chattanoogan, and highlighted the recent findings of Dan Simberloff and Christy Leppanen about the possible link between hemlock woolly adelgids’ winter activity and climate change.
Daniel Simberloff recently co-authored a study that suggests that “rewilding,” efforts to restore land back to its natural state by reintroducing wild animals, may be limited at best. Science Daily and Phys.org highlighted the study, which was published in the Cell Press journal Current Biology.
Efforts to restore land back to its natural state by reintroducing wild animals have become increasingly popular in recent years. A study co-authored by Dan Simberloff, the Gore-Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, says scientific evidence supporting the potential benefits of this form of restoration is limited at best. The introduction of species into new places is often met with unexpected negative consequences for the environment.
Embracing “novel ecosystems” is dangerous, according to a new study by a team including a UT professor.
A professor who is one of the world’s leading experts on invasive species has received a top award from the Southeastern Conference. Daniel Simberloff was honored with the 2014 SEC Faculty Achievement Award, the SEC announced Wednesday. He is the Gore-Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He also is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors to be bestowed upon an American scientist.
Honors and awards for the university’s faculty and graduate students.
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Distinguished Professor Dan Simberloff, the Gore-Hunger Professor of Environmental Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a leading expert in invasive species, had the idea of starting an institute to study biological invasions.