Daniel B. Botkin, Ph.D. Honored for Contributions to Environmental Conservation

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Daniel B. Botkin, Ph.D. Honored for Contributions to Environmental Conservation

February 8, 2018, Daniel B. Botkin, Ph.D., is a distinguished biographee of Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are chosen from among a pool of the most prominent professionals and are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

As a widely regarded biologist, he has served on the faculty of Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and more than 20 years on the faculty of the University of California, where he was chairman of The Environmental Studies Program. Now Emeritus at U.C. Santa Barbara, he is also an adjunct professor at the University of Miami. Dr. Botkin has extensive experience in dealing with major environmental problems, such as the conservation of African elephants, bowhead whales, salmon and forest ecosystems. He has also developed expertise in dealing with global environmental issues, including satellite remote sensing and biodiversity, environmentally sound energy sources, and ecological and environmental computer modeling. As a scientist and researcher, Dr. Botkin takes great pride in studying life from a planetary perspective. He has been credited with solving several environmental issues throughout the course of his career, in addition to being noted as one of the first ecologists to investigate the possible ecological effects of climate change. A widely regarded voice in the scientific community and a recognized fellow of the American Institute of Biological Sciences and Teachers and Academic Textbook Association, Dr. Botkin has authored numerous works in his areas of expertise. He received the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Award in 2012 for lifetime contributions to the conservation of nature. He was previously selected to receive the Texty Award for Best Biological Sciences Textbook from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association in 2004. His most recent publications include "Twenty-five Myths that are Destroying the Environment," "Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, 9th Edition," "Discordant Harmonies Reconsidered," "Powering the Future: A Scientist's Guide to Energy Independence" and "Essential Environmental Science, 1st Edition." As an educator, Dr. Botkin delivered lectures at a variety of conferences and institutions. To this end, he was named a Distinguished Visiting Scholar with Green Mountain College, Annual Distinguished Visiting Scientist with the Long Beach Aquarium and Astor Lecturer with Oxford University, among other prestigious positions.

For more than four decades, Dr. Botkin has focused on researching the possible effects of climate change on biodiversity. He is credited with developing the first successful computer ecosystem model entitled JABOWA. Throughout the course of his career, Dr. Botkin has completed extensive field research in a variety of wilderness areas, including forests in Alaska and Michigan, as well as in Siberia and in the African plains. Noted for his focus on the study of endangered species, he has used historical information to recover wildlife population sizes and sea ice changes. In recognition of his contributions to research and development, Dr. Botkin has been featured in a wide range of honors publications, including the 32nd and 33rd editions of Who's Who in Finance and Industry, and the 67th and 70th editions of Who's Who in America.

Prior to pursuing a scientific career, Dr. Botkin received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester in 1959. He went on to complete a Master of Arts through the University of Wisconsin in 1962 and Ph.D. through Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in 1968. Since completing formal education, Dr. Botkin has been continually praised for his unique perspective to his subject. A frequent public speaker, his books and lectures examine the effects our cultural legacy has had on determining what we believe to be scientific solutions. In addition, he discusses the roles of scientists, businessmen, stakeholders and government agencies in new approaches to environmental issues. Dr. Botkin has shared his knowledge and expertise as an adjunct professor with the Department of Biology at the University of Miami since 2013.

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