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Forman, Richard T. T.

FORMAN, Richard T. T.

PERSONAL: Male. Education: Haverford College, B.S., 1957; University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 1961.


ADDRESSES: Offıce—Design School, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138.


CAREER: American Friends Service Committee, volunteer in Guatemala and Honduras, 1961-63; University of Wisconsin—Madison, assistant professor, 1963-66; Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, faculty member, including professor and director of Hutcheson Memorial Forest Center, 1966-84; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, PAES Professor of Landscape Ecology, 1984—. Cambridge University, fellow of Clare Hall; Academia Sinica, Shenyang, China, honorary professor at Institute of Applied Ecology; University of Melbourne, Miegunyah fellow. National Research Council, member of committee for the study of transportation and a sustainable environment. Teacher at field stations in Wisconsin, Costa Rica, St. Croix, and New Mexico; consultant to president of Costa Rica and mayor of Barcelona, Spain.


MEMBER: International Association for Landscape Ecology (vice president), American Association for the Advancement of Science (fellow), Ecological Society of America (vice president), Torrey Botanical Society (president), Societá Italiana di Ecologia del Paesaggio (honorary member).


AWARDS, HONORS: M.A., honoris causa, Harvard University; Fulbright scholar in Bogota, Colombia; chercheur, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique; award for excellence in teaching, Christian and Mary Lindback Foundation; D.H.L., Miami University (Oxford, OH); named distinguished landscape ecologist and distinguished scholar, and awarded special citation, International Association for Landscape Ecology, U.S. section, for Land Mosaics: The Ecology of Landscapes and Regions; medal from Faculty of Architecture, University of Florence; medal from Faculty of Science, Charles University; D.Sc., honoris causa, Florida International University.


WRITINGS:

(Editor) Pine Barrens: Ecosystem and Landscape, Academic Press (New York, NY), 1979, reprinted, Rutgers University Press (New Brunswick, NJ), 1998.

(With M. Godron) Landscape Ecology, John Wiley (New York, NY), 1986.

(Editor, with I. S. Zonneveld) Changing Landscapes:An Ecological Perspective, Springer-Verlag (New York, NY), 1990.

Land Mosaics: The Ecology of Landscapes and Regions, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), 1995.

(With W. Dramstad and J. D. Olson) Landscape Ecology Principles in Landscape Architecture and Land-Use Planning, Island Press (Washington, DC), 1996.

(With D. Sperling, J. A. Bissonette, A. P. Clevenger, and others) Road Ecology: Science and Solutions, Island Press (Washington, DC), 2003.

Land Mosaic for the Greater Barcelona Region: Planning a Future, Editorial Gustavo Gili (Barcelona, Spain), 2004.

Contributor to scholarly journals. Member of editorial board of several scientific journals.


Forman's writings have been translated into Chinese and Korean.


WORK IN PROGRESS: Urban Regions, Natural Systems: With Themes from Barcelona; a "remote spots" project.


SIDELIGHTS: Richard T. T. Forman told CA: "I am the PAES Professor of Landscape Ecology at Harvard University, where I teach ecological courses in the Harvard Design School and at Harvard College. My research and writing include landscape and regional ecology, road ecology, changing land mosaics, land-use planning and conservation, and spatially meshing nature and people on the land."


BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Planning, April, 2003, Harold Henderson, review of Road Ecology: Science and Solutions, p. 48.

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