Paul B. Sears: The Generalist as Teacher

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Title: Paul B. Sears: The Generalist as Teacher
Creators: Billings, W. Dwight
Issue Date: 2009-12
Citation: The Ohio Journal of Science, v109, n4-5 (December, 2009), 109-110.
Abstract: Paul B. Sears’ early ecological interests continued to expand over 70 years into such areas as vegetation mapping, paleoecology, climate change and conservation. Few ecologists saw and understood the interactions of the earth’s biosphere in space and time as broadly as he did. He wrote that the laws of human society and those of nature often are not in harmony, and something must be done to ensure that the biosphere remains sustainable. His teaching started with his children; continued in the classroom and in one-to-one sessions with graduate students; and extended to his colleagues and the general public through his work in organizations, his lectures and his writing. Sears set an example for ecologists to act as citizens and teachers, as well as investigators.
Description: Author Institution: Department of Botany, Duke University
ISSN: 0030-0950
Rights: Reproduction of articles for non-commercial educational or research use granted without request if credit to The Ohio State University and The Ohio Academy of Science is given.
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