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Anne Howland Ehrlich

Policy Coordinator

Personal Data:
Born in Des Moines, Iowa, November 17, 1933; married to Paul R. Ehrlich 1954;
daughter, Lisa, born 1955.

Education: University of Kansas, 1952-1955.

Employment Experience:
Stanford University, Department of Biological Sciences
Research Assistant/Associate 1959-1975
Senior Research Associate 1975-present
Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford
Associate Director/Policy Coordinator 1987-present

Anne H. Ehrlich has carried out research and coauthored many technical articles in population biology. She also has written extensively on issues of public concern such as population control, environmental protection, and environmental consequences of nuclear war and is coauthor of ten books.  From 1981 to 2000, she taught a course in environmental policy for Stanford's Human Biology Program, and has co-taught a freshman seminar with Paul Ehrlich since 2000. She has coauthored more than ten books,including The Population Explosion (Simon & Schuster, 1990); Healing the Planet (Addison-Wesley, 1991); The Stork and the Plow (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1995); Betrayal of Science and Reason (Island Press, 1996); and One With Nineveh (Island Press, 2004).

Anne Ehrlich served as one of seven outside consultants to the White House Council on Environmental Quality's Global 2000 Report (1980) and has served on the boards of directors of Friends of the Earth (1976-1985), Conferences on the Fate of the Earth (1981-1984), the Center for Innovative Diplomacy (1981-92), Redefining Progress (1994-96), the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (1989-99); the Ploughshares Fund (1990-2003); and the Sierra Club (1996-2002). She was a member of the Commission for the Greater London Area War Risk Study (GLAWARS) in 1985-1986 and of the Future Actions Committee for Chemrawn VII in 1991. In 1994-95, she served on a task group for academics and scientists for the President's Commission on Sustainable Development. She chaired the Sierra Club's Committee on Military Impacts on the Environment from 1985 to 1994.  She currently serves on the boards of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Environment, Development, and Security (since 1988), and the New-Land Foundation (since 2003). Mrs. Ehrlich was also on the editorial board of Pacific Discovery (journal of the California Academy of Sciences; 1988-94).


American Humanists Association (1985):
Humanist Distinguished Service Award (with Paul Ehrlich)
Raymond B. Bragg Award for Distinguished Service
Honorary Life Member

Honorary Fellow,
California Academy of Sciences (1988)

United Nations' Global 500 Roll of Honour for Environmental Achievement (1989)

Bethany College
: Honorary Doctorate Degree (1990).

United Nations Environment Programme\Sasakawa Environment Prize (jointly with Paul R. Ehrlich and shared with M.S. Swaminathan; 1994).

Heinz Award for Environmental Achievement (jointly with Paul R. Ehrlich; 1995).

Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1995).

Distinguished Peace Leader Award: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (with Paul R. Ehrlich; 1996).

Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement (with Paul R. Ehrlich; 1998).

Oregon State University: Honorary Doctorate Degree (1999).

Updated 22 May 2006