Paul Erlich.

By ; Alexa Sisson

Basic Background.

He was born May 29, 1932 in Philadelphia, studied at Stanford university and received his Ph.D from the University of Kansas. His father was a shirt salesman and his mom was a Greek and Latin scholar. He was the president of the center for conservation of biology at Stanford. He was a fellow of the american association for the advancement of science.

His Ideas.

He strongly believed there were too many people and too much unnecessary human consumption that constantly went to waste. He really studied about the homo sapiens. He also worked with Anne (his wife). They were awarded the Tyler prize, for Environmental Achievement for their significant scientific contributions, on population biology, ecology & evolution, and for raising public awareness of shaping public opinion on resource depletion and environmental degradation. They worked with butterflies as a testing system.


"Too Many People, Too Much Consumption." By Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich: Yale Environment 360. Web. 27 Aug. 2015.

"Stanford Researcher Declares That the Sixth Mass Extinction Is Here." Stanford University. Web. 27 Aug. 2015.

"Paul Ehrlich." Famous Scientists. Web. 31 Aug. 2015.

''The Population Bomb.''

Paul wrote a book among several others called the Population Bomb. The book raised awareness of so many different things in the world and how much it was changing, it was a major influence during the 1960's-1970's.

Other accomplishments

During his experiments with cells, Paul noticed that chemical reactions took place in cells and that the reactions were the cause of cellular processes. He took into conclusion that chemical agents could cure diseased cells and fight infectious. He made the term “chemotherapy”. He was the leading physician at the Charite Hospital in Berlin.