Imbrie, John and Katherine Palmer Imbrie. 1986. Harvard University Press.

One of the founders of modern paleooceanography, John Imbrie is (2004) the Henry L. Doherty Professor of Oceanography Emeritus at Brown. In addition to more than 60 articles in scientific journals dealing with the Earth’s past climate, Imbrie has published four books, including Ice Ages: Solving the Mystery, which he wrote with his daughter Katherine, and which won the 1976 Phi Beta Kappa prize.

Dr. Imbrie was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1978, and in 1981 was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship. He is a fellow of the Geological Society of America, the American Philosophical Society, the American Meteorological Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In addition to the Vetlesen Prize, Imbrie was honored with the American Geophysical Union’s Maurice Ewing Medal in 1986, the Lyell Medal for Geology of the Geological Society of London in 1991, the Vega Medal of the Swedish Society of Anthropology and Geography in 1999, and the Milankovic Medal in 2003.

John Imbrie was a member of the team that vindicated the work of Milutin Milankovic by demonstrating that changes in the geometry of the Earth-Sun system did indeed pace the glacial cycles of the Pleistocene.

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November 27, 2007 | Leave a Comment | Topic:  Holocene Climates, Pre-Holocene Climates

Testimony of Dr. William Wallace Covington
regarding the Wildland Firefighting and National Fire Plan
before the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Tuesday, July 16, 2002

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November 13, 2007 | Leave a Comment | Topic:  Restoration Forestry, Principles

Bonnicksen, Thomas M., Professor Emeritus of Forest Science at Texas A&M University, Visiting Scholar at The Forest Foundation, recipient of the Bush Excellence in Public Service Award for Texas A&M University Faculty. 2007. The Forest Foundation.

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November 13, 2007 | Leave a Comment | Topic:  Restoration Forestry, Principles

Bonnicksen, Thomas M., Professor Emeritus of Forest Science at Texas A&M University, Visiting Scholar at The Forest Foundation, recipient of the Bush Excellence in Public Service Award for Texas A&M University Faculty. 2000. John Wiley and Sons.

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November 11, 2007 | Leave a Comment | Topic:  Cultural Landscapes

Anderson, M. Kat, Lecturer in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis; Associate Ecologist at the Agricultural Experimental Station at the University of California, Davis; and a faculty member in the Graduate Group in Ecology at the University of California, Davis. 2005. Univ. Calif. Press.

Tending the Wild was winner of the 2007 Mary W. Klinger Book Award from the Society for Economic Botany.

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November 11, 2007 | Leave a Comment | Topic:  Cultural Landscapes, History of Western Landscapes

Pyne, Stephen J., Regents Professor, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University

This essay originally appeared in the The Washington Post, Oct. 28, 2007; Page B01

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November 9, 2007 | Leave a Comment | Topic:  Philosophy, Forest and Fire Sciences

Connolly, Thomas J., Research Division Director, Museum of Anthropology, University of Oregon.

This paper was originally presented at the 81st Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pacific Division, (Symposium: Fire History in the Pacific Northwest: Human and Climatic Influences), June 11-14, 2000, Ashland, Oregon. 12p.

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November 7, 2007 | Leave a Comment | Topic:  Fire History, Cultural Landscapes, History of Western Landscapes