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biologist , educator

Daniel Simberloff, American biologist, educator. Recipient Developing Scholar award, Florida State University, 1977, Rector's medal, University Helsinki, Finland, 1983, Distinguished Statistical Ecologist award, International Association Ecology, 1994.


Simberloff, Daniel was born on April 7, 1942 in Easton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Isaac and Ruth (Koplowitz) Simberloff.


AB, Harvard University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1969.


Assistant professor biology Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1968—1973, associate professor, 1973—1978, professor, 1978—1997, Robert O. Lawton Distinguished professor, 1986. Nancy Gore Hunger professor environmental studies department ecology and evolutionary biology University Tennessee, since 1997. Visiting professor University Michigan, 1974, University Minnesota, 1980, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1984.

Board directors National Science Board, 2000—2006. Member species survival commission International Union Conservation Nature and Natural Resources.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Journal Biogeography, since 1974, Biodiversity and Conservation. Co-editor: Ecological Communities: Conceptual Issues and the Evidence, 1984. Co-editor: (with D. Schmitz and T. Brown) Strangers in Paradise: Impact and Management of Nonindigenous Species in Florida, 1997.

      Member editorial board: Journal Biogeography, Northeast Gulf. Science, Environmental and Ecological Statistics, Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Ecologia, Oecologia, BioSci., Biological Invasions.

      Contributor articles to science journals.


Member of Society for Systematic Zoology, British Ecological Society, Society for Study Evolution, American Society Naturalists, Ecological Society of America, Nature Conservancy, Society Conservation Biology, British Ecological Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences.


Isaac Simberloff

Ruth (Koplowitz) Simberloff