C.S. Holling

Eminent Scholar, Arthur R. Marshall Jr. Chair in Ecological Sciences
Department of Zoology
111 Bartram Hall
P. O. Box 118525
Gainesville, FL  32611-8525
Voice: (904) 392-6917
FAX:     (904) 392-3704
Email: holling@zoo.ufl.edu

Biography

Crawford (Buzz) Holling received his B.A. and M.Sc. at the University of Toronto (1952) and his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia (1957). He worked for some years in the laboratories of the Department of the Environment, Government of Canada, emphasizing research on mathematical and experimental analysis of ecological processes, particularly predator/prey dynamics. Since then, he has been, at various times, Professor and Director of the Institute of Resource Ecology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and Director of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Vienna, Austria. During this period, his research emphasized theoretical and applied aspects of ecological systems and ecological policy and adaptive environmental assessment and management. The goal has been to blend concepts of stability theory and ecology with modelling and policy analysis.

He now occupies the Arthur R. Marshall Jr. Chair in Ecological Sciences at the University of Florida and has launched a comparative study of the structure and dynamics of ecosystems. The Boreal Forests and the Everglades are providing the initial focus for modelling and analysis. The key scientific question is how these systems are organized across scales from centimetres and hundreds of kilometres in space and months to millennia in time. The key policy question is how these systems might respond to global climate change.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and has been awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour for Arts and Science. He is currently editor-in-chief of the new on-line journal Conservation Ecology.

During the fall semester he will teach Cross Scale Ecology at the University of Florida.

Relevant Publications

Holling, C. S. 1978. Adaptive Environmental Assessment and Management. John Wiley and Sons, London.

Holling, C.S. 1986. The resilience of terrestrial ecosystems; local surprise and global change. In: W.C. Clark and R.E. Munn (eds.). Sustainable Development of the Biosphere. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K. Chap. 10: 292-317.

Holling, C.S. 1987. Simplifying the complex: the paradigms of ecological function and structure. European Journal of Operational Research. 30: 139-146.

Holling, C.S. 1988. Temperate Forest Insect Outbreaks, Tropical Deforestation and Migratory Birds. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 146: 21-32.

Holling, C.S. 1992. Cross-scale morphology, geometry and dynamics of ecosystems. Ecological Monographs. 62(4):447-502.

Holling, C.S., D.W. Schindler, B. Walker and J. Roughgarden. 1994. Biodiversity in the functioning of ecosystems: an ecological primer and synthesis. In: C. Perrings, K-G Mler, Carl Folke, C. S. Holling and, B-O Jansson, (eds.) Biodiversity Loss: Ecological and Economic Issues. Cambridge University Press.

L. H. Gunderson, C. S. Holling and S. S. Light. In Press (due 1995). Barriers and Bridges to Renewal of Regional Ecosystems and Institutions. Columbia University Press, New York.


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Copyright 1995, Last modified: 5 Aug. 1995