May 2010 Lecture
Reed F. Noss, Ph.D.
Davis-Shine Professor of Conservation Biology
University of Central Florida
Department of Biology
"Reconciling species-level and ecosystem-level conservation"
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.
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
Dr. Noss' present research involves the
application of science to species-level and ecosystem-level
conservation planning, restoration, and management.
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.