Allen, T.F.H. 1942–

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Allen, T.F.H. 1942–

(Timothy F.H. Allen)

PERSONAL: Born July 6, 1942, in Croydon, Surrey, England; son of Frank Alfred Dunbar (a pharmacist) and Irene Elanor (Harrison) Allen; married Valerie Ahl (a psychologist), June 16, 1990; children: Josephine, Gwynedd, Harrison. Ethnicity: "White." Education: University of Wales, B.Sc., 1964, Ph.D., 1968. Politics: Labour. Religion: "Atheist."

ADDRESSES: Home—4321 Highway 138, Oregon, WI 53575. Office—Birge Hall, University of Wisconsin—Madison, 436 Lincoln Dr., Madison, WI 53706; fax: 608-262-7509. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Writer, scientist, and educator. University of Ife, Ife, Nigeria, lecturer in biological science, 1968–70; University of Wisconsin—Madison, assistant professor, 1970–73, associate professor, 1973–81, professor of botany and of integrated liberal studies, 1981–, faculty member of Institute for Environmental Studies, Conservation, and Land Management programs. San Jose State University, visiting professor of anthropology and cybernetic systems, 1988–89; guest speaker at other institutions, including Beloit College, McGill University, University of Barcelona, University of California, Berkeley, University of Montreal, University of Uppsala, and Utah State University; workshop and seminar presenter. International Joint Commission, member of executive committee and scientific advisory board, 1991–94; consultant to U.S. Forest Service and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

MEMBER: International Association for Vegetation Science, International Society for Landscape Ecology, International Society for Systems Science, Ecological Society of America, Freshwater Biological Association, Linnean Society (fellow), British Ecological Society.

AWARDS, HONORS: Grants from National Science Foundation, Union Carbide, and International Business Machines Corp (IBM).


(With Thomas B. Starr) Hierarchy: Perspectives for Ecological Complexity, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 1982.

(With R.B. O'Neill, D. DeAngelis, and J.B. Waide) A Hierarchical Concept of Ecosystems (monograph), Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ), 1986.

(With Thomas W. Hoekstra) Toward a Unified Ecology, Columbia University Press (New York, NY), 1992.

(With wife, Valerie Ahl) Hierarchy Theory: A Vision, Vocabulary, and Epistemology, illustrated by Paula Lerner, Columbia University Press (New York, NY), 1996.

(Editor, with S.I. Dodson, S.R. Carpenter, and others, and contributor) Ecology, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1887.

(With Joseph A. Tainter and Thomas W. Hoekstra) Supply-Side Sustainability, Columbia University Press (New York, NY), 2003.

Coeditor of "Complexity in Ecological Systems" series, Columbia University Press (New York, NY), 1990–. Contributor to books, including Ecological Heterogeneity, edited by Jurek Kolasa and Steward T.A. Pickett, Springer-Verlag (New York, NY), 1991; Theoretical Studies of Ecosystems: The Network Perspective, edited by M. Higashi and T.P. Burns, [Cambridge, England], 1991; and Readings in Ecology, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1999. Contributor of articles and reviews to scientific journals, including Journal of Applied Systems Analysis, Vegetatio, Phycologia, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Functional Ecology, Evolutionary Trends in Plants, Ecological Engineering, and Ecology.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Complexity, with M. Giampietra and A.J. Zellmer; Switching Resources, with Joseph A. Tainter and Thomas W. Hoekstra, completion expected c. 2006.



Quarterly Review of Biology, March, 2004, Clive A. Edwards, review of Supply-Side Sustainability, p. 106.

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