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-'''Paul Ralph Ehrlich''' (born May 29, 1932) is an [[United States|American]] biologist, best known for his warnings about the consequences of [[population growth]] and limited resources. He is the Bing Professor of [[Population Studies]] of the Department of Biology of [[Stanford University]] and president of Stanford's Center for [[Conservation biology|Conservation Biology]]. 
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-Ehrlich became well known for his controversial 1968 book ''[[The Population Bomb]]'', which asserted that the world's human population would soon increase to the point where mass starvation ensued. Among the solutions he suggested in that book was [[population control]], to be used in his opinion if voluntary methods were to fail. Ehrlich has been criticized for his opinions; for example, [[Ronald Bailey]] termed Ehrlich an "irrepressible doomster". However, Carl Haub observed that Ehrlich's warnings had encouraged governments to change their policies to avert disaster. Ehrlich has acknowledged that some of what he predicted has not occurred, but maintains that his predictions about disease and climate change were essentially correct, and that [[human overpopulation]] is a major problem.<ref name=grist/> 
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-==See also== 
-* [[Demography]] 
-* [[Passenger pigeon]] 
-* [[Population Connection]] 
-* [[Malthusianism]] 
-* [[Netherlands fallacy]] 
 +'''Conservation biology''' is the management of nature and of [[Earth]]'s [[biodiversity]] with the aim of protecting [[species]], their [[habitats]], and [[ecosystems]] from excessive rates of [[extinction]] and the erosion of biotic interactions.
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Conservation biology is the management of nature and of Earth's biodiversity with the aim of protecting species, their habitats, and ecosystems from excessive rates of extinction and the erosion of biotic interactions.



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