Stephen W. Pacala

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Stephen W. Pacala
Nationality American
Alma mater Dartmouth College
Stanford University
Scientific career
Fields Ecology
Institutions University of Connecticut
Princeton University

Stephen W. Pacala is the Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University.[1] He has worked on climate change, population ecology, and global interactions between the biosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere. He was a lead author on the climate stabilization wedge project with Robert Socolow.

Professor Pacala received his B.A. in Biology from Dartmouth College in 1978 and his Ph.D. in Biology from Stanford University in 1982. He has taught at the University of Connecticut (1982-1992) and Princeton University (1992-Present).[2] He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2007[3] and received the Robert H. MacArthur Award from the Ecological Society of America in 2010.[4] He also serves on the boards of the non-profits, Environmental Defense Fund and Climate Central.


  1. ^ "Stephen Pacala". Faculty Page, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Princeton University. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Pacala, Stephen W. "Curriculum Vitae". Retrieved on 24 May 2017.
  3. ^ Bailey, Rebecca; Wickner, Hali (May 14, 2007). "French, Ambros, and Pacala Elected to AAAS, NAS" (May 14, 2007). Trustees of Dartmouth College. Vox of Dartmouth. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Robert H. MacArthur Award" (PDF). Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America (92:344-345). Ecological Society of America. October 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2017.