Anne H. Ehrlich

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Anne Howland Ehrlich (born Anne Fitzhugh Howland; November 17, 1933) is the American co-author of several books on overpopulation and ecology with her husband, Stanford University professor Paul R. Ehrlich. She is associate director of the center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University.

Life and career[edit]

Ehrlich was born in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Virginia (Fitzhugh) and Winston D. Howland.[1] From 1952 to 1955, Anne Ehrlich attended the University of Kansas and performed scientific research on population biology, publishing numerous scientific articles.[2]

Since 1987, Anne Ehrlich has worked as associate director and policy coordinator of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University.

Ehrlich served on the board of directors of Friends of the Earth from 1976 to 1985, the Center for Innovative Diplomacy from 1981 to 1992, the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory from 1989 to 1999, and the Sierra Club from 1996 to 2002. In 1995, she received the 1st Annual Heinz Award in the Environment with her husband Paul R. Ehrlich. As of 2013 she serves on the boards of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Environment, Development, and Security and the New-Land Foundation. Until 2003 she sat on the board of advisors for the Federation for American Immigration Reform.


Works jointly authored with husband Paul Ehrlich:

  • Population, Resources, Environment: Issues in Human Ecology Second Edition (1972) San Francisco: WH Freeman and Company
  • Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions (1973) San Francisco: WH Freeman and Company
  • Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment" (1978) San Francisco: WH Freeman and Company
  • Earth (1987)
  • The Population Explosion (1990)
  • Healing the Planet: Strategies for Resolving the Environmental Crisis (1991)
  • The Stork and The Plow: The Equity Answer to the Human Dilemma (1995)
  • Betrayal of Science and Reason: How Anti-Environment Rhetoric Threatens Our Future (1998)
  • One With Nineveh: Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future (2004)
  • The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment (2008)

Personal life[edit]

Anne Howland Ehrlich and Paul Ehrlich were married in 1954. They have one child, Lisa Marie.


  1. ^ Scheuering, Rachel White (27 March 2018). Shapers of the Great Debate on Conservation: A Biographical Dictionary. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 9780313328268 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Anne Ehrlich, Stanford

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