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educator , professor

Daniel Hunt Janzen, American biology educator. MacArthur Fellowship; recipient Gleason award American Botanical Society, 1975, Crafoord prize for Biosciences, Royal Swedish Academy Sciences, 1984, Joseph Leidy award, Academy Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, 1989, Albert Einstein World award of Science, World Cultural Council, 2002.


JANZEN, Daniel was born on January 18, 1939 in Millwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Daniel Hugo Janzen and Floyd Foster Janzen.


Bachelor of Science, University Minnesota, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy in Entomology, University California, Berkeley, 1965.


Assistant and Association Professor, University »f Kansas 1965-1968. Association Professor, University of Chicago 1969-1972. Association Professor, and Professor, of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan 1972-1976.

Pruf. of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia since 1976. Teaching responsibility "ith Organization for Tropical Studies in Costa Rica since 1965. Field research in tropical ecology, supported mainly by grants from National Science Foundation, 1 S.A. since 1963.

MacArthur Fellow 1989.


  • Avocation: tropical biology.


  • Other Work

    • Herbivores (Editor, with G. A. Rosenthal) Costa Rican Natural History (Editor) 1983 and 250 papers in scientific journals.


Served with Member of Parliament, United States Army, 1957. Member British Ecological Society, Ecological Society of America, American Society Naturalists, Association for Tropical Biology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Academy of Sciences.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: tropical biology.


2 children.

Daniel Hugo Janzen

Floyd (Foster) Janzen