Pimentel, David

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PIMENTEL, David. American, b. 1925. Genres: Environmental sciences/ Ecology. Career: United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Tropical Research Laboratory, San Juan, Puerto Rico, chief, 1951-55, USPHS Technical Development Laboratory, Savannah, GA, project leader, 1954-55; Cornell University, NYC, assistant professor of insect ecology, 1955-63, professor and chair of the department of entomology and limnology, 1963-; President's Science Advisory Council, member, 1964-66. Publications: Genetics and Ecology of Population Control, 1973; (with M. Pimentel) Food, Energy, and Society, 1979; Food, Energy, and the Future of Society, 1980. EDITOR: (with E.H. Smith) Pest Control Strategies, 1978; (with T.J. Sheets) Pesticides: Contemporary Roles in Agriculture, Health, and Environment, 1979; Handbook of Energy Utilization in Agriculture, 1980; CRC Handbook of Pest Management in Agriculture, 1981; (with H. Lehman) The Pesticide Question: Environment, Economics, and Ethics, 1993; World Soil Erosion and Conservation, 1993; (with Westra and Noss) Ecological Integrity, 2000. Contributor to journals and periodicals. Address: Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]