Stuart Pimm

Stuart Leonard Pimm (born 27 February 1949) is an American-British biologist and theoretical ecologist specializing in scientific research of biodiversity and conservation biology.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

Pimm was born in Derbyshire, United Kingdom. He was educated at the University of Oxford and was awarded a PhD in Ecology from New Mexico State University in 1974.[2]

Pimm is currently Doris Duke Chair of Conservation Ecology in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.[9] He is an acknowledged authority in the field of conservation biology, recognized with several awards including the Heineken Prize[10] and the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. Pimm has collaborated with a wide range of other scientists, including Robert May,[11] Peter H. Raven, Joel E. Cohen, George Sugihara and Jared Diamond. His work has examined the mathematical properties of food webs and indicated that complex food webs should be less stable than simple food webs.[12]

Pimm is a prolific writer. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific articles,[1][13][14] including several in the scientific journals Nature[3][4][5] and Science[15][16][17]". He has published several books including, A Scientist Audits the Earth[18][19] and he has published articles in popular science publications such as Scientific American.[20] He is a regular contributor to the National Geographic blog.[21]

Pimm is a Master of Ecological Conservation with The Beijing DeTao Masters Academy (DTMA), a high-level, multi-disciplined, application-oriented higher education institution in Shanghai, China.

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