Paul Bigelow Sears (1891-1990): Eminent Scholar, Ecologist and Conservationist
Creators:Stuckey, Ronald L.
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Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science, v109, n4-5 (December, 2009), 140-144.
Paul Bigelow Sears, botanist, ecologist and conservationist, was one of the most respected and honored ecologists in North America. He had the remarkable ability to explain complex environmental problems clearly and simply to colleagues, students and citizens. Sears devoted his life to furthering man’s understanding of the delicately balanced ecosystems upon which mankind’s very survival exists. The keenness of his mind, the warmth of his personality, the quality of his writing and his capacity to relate scientific problems to human affairs earned Professor Sears the distinction of an exemplary individual in American science. For his many accomplishments, he was the recipient of many honors and awards.