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Emeritus Faculty Profile: Daniel Botkin

Daniel B. Botkin, Ph.D. Professor of Biological Sciences and Environmental Studies Program (1978 - 1992)

  • Chairman, Environmental Studies Program, 1979-1985
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  • B.A. 1959 University of Rochester, Major: Physics
  • M.A. 1962 University of Wisconsin, Major: English Literature, Minor: Scientific Journalism
  • Ph.D. 1968 Rutgers University, Major: Biology: Plant Ecology


  • Research Professor (1999-Present) Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara
  • President (1991 - Present) The Center For The Study Of The Environment, Santa Barbara, CA Private not-for-profit organization, providing information, identification, analysis and optimal solutions to environmental problems. CSE projects are conducted on global, regional and local scales.
  • Professor of Biology (1992 - Present) George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.  


  • 1995 Elected to Environmental Hall of Fame, at California Polytechnic Institute, Pomona, CA.
  • 1995 Fernow Award for Outstanding Contributions in International Forestry, given by American Forests and the German Forestry Association
  • Mitchell International Prize for Sustainable Development, 1st prize, 1991
  • Sigma Xi National Lecturer, 1981 - 82; 1982 - 83


Forest Succession: Concepts and Applications, Springer. West, D.C., H.H. Shugart and D.B. Botkin (eds.), 1981, - Verlag, NY., 517 pp.

Environmental Studies: Earth as a Living Planet. Botkin, D.B. and E.A. Keller, 1987, Charles E. Merrill, Pub. Co., Columbus, Ohio, 500 pp. (2nd edition; 1st edition published 1982).

Changing the Global Environment: Perspectives on Human Involvement. Botkin, D.B., Caswell, M., Estes, J.E., and A. Orio, (Eds.) 1989, Academic Press, N.Y.

Discordant Harmonies: A New Ecology for the 21st Century. Botkin, D.B., 1990, Oxford University Press (paperback published 1993; Spanish translation published 1993).

Forest Dynamics: An Ecological Model. Botkin, D.B., 1993. Oxford University Press.

JABOWA-II: A Computer Model of Forest Growth. Botkin, D. B., 1993, Oxford University Press, N.Y.(Software and manual).

The Dictionary of Ecology and Environmental Science. Botkin, D. B., 1993 contributing editor to Art, H. W., 1993, Henry Holt and Company, N.Y.

Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet. Botkin, D. B. and E. A.. Keller, 1995 (1st edition) 1997 (2nd edition), , John Wiley, N. Y.

Our Natural History: Lessons From Lewis and Clark. Botkin, D. B., 1995, Putnam, N.Y. (Paperback edition published fall, 1996).

The Blue Planet. Skinner, B., S. Porter, and D.B. Botkin, 1998, John Wiley & Sons.

NO MAN'S GARDEN: Thoreau and A New Vision for Civilization and Nature. Botkin, D.B., 2000, Shearwater Books/Island Press.

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