Dr. Shahid Naeem on the Value of Biodiversity

Topic: Valuing Biodiversity

Field and Institution: Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (E3B), Columbia University

Bio: Professor Shahid Naeem is Professor and Chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (E3B) at Columbia University. His research focuses primarily on the ecological and environmental consequences of biodiversity loss, and how changes in the distribution and abundance of plants, animals, and microbes affect ecosystem functioning and services.

Books and Articles mentioned:

E. O. Wilson, “Anthill: A Novel

Bryan Norton, “Sustainability: A Philosophy of Adaptive Ecosystem Management

United Nations, Millenium Ecosystem Assessment

Shahid Naeem’s Top 3:

1. Peter Ward, Donald Brownlee, “Rare Earth

2. E. O. Wilson, “Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge

3. James McLaurin, Kim Sterelny, “What is Biodiversity?”


Intro/Outro Music: Basspartout, “New Horizons,” AudioJungle.