Scientific Wildlife Management in Ohio: The Legacy of Paul B. Sears
Creators:Townsend, Thomas W.
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Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science, v109, n4-5 (December, 2009), 99-103.
Paul B. Sears had an eclectic interest in ecosystems, including an active concern for wildlife. His professional training was in botany and ecology, but he was one of the first to recognize and write clearly about wildlife as a resource vitally dependent on soils, plant communities and human land use. He employed his impressive scientific capabilities in active service to practical wildlife conservation as chairman of the Board of the National Audubon Society, member of the Ohio Commission on Conservation and Natural Resources and member of The Ohio Wildlife Council. In these positions and others, he did much to further scientific wildlife management. He probably will be remembered best in wildlife management circles for his insightful insistence that wildlife problems were ecosystem problems generated, and therefore solvable, by humans.
Author Institution: School of Natural Resources, The Ohio State University
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