“Every time we lose a species we break a life chain which has evolved over three point five billion years”- Pamela A. Matson Have you ever heard this quote before? hmm… Maybe not, but that’s ok, You will get to know her quite soon…
Nineteen fifty three August third, a baby is born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin her parents name her Pamela. Little did her parents know that their daughter would grow up to be a famous female ecologist. She know works at Stanford University as the dean of school of earth sciences. She has been working at Stanford since nineteen ninety-seven, she holds three titles at Stanford, the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences and the Institute of International Studies ; the Victoria P. and Roger W. Sant Director of the Earth Systems Degree Program; and co-director of the Center for Environmental Science and Policy.
She is researching: the study of carbon, nitrogen and other elements between water, aiol and the atmosphere, focusing mainly on the effects of land use and climate change in tropical forests and agricultural systems. She is accompanied in her research by: hydrologists, atmospheric scientists, economists, agronomists, and her students. Together they analyze the economic drivers and environmental consequences of land use and resource use decisions, with the objective of identifying practices that are economically and environmentally sustainable. They also evaluate management strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and develop indicators of vulnerability to global climate change or corruption.
She teaches: courses and lecture for undergraduate and graduate students alike, on global environmental change and sustainable agriculture. She also co teaches a field course on interdisciplinary methods for the study of ecosystem processes.
She got her Ph.D at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
And her M.P.H. at Yale University