Pielou, E.C., 1991. Univ. Chicago Press.

Dr. Pielou holds Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees from the University of London. She has been a professor at the Yale School of Forestry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, and the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, as well as holding a variety of guest lectureship positions. In 1984 she was awarded the Lawson Medal of the Canadian Botanical Association and in 1986 she won the Eminent Ecologist Award of the Ecological Society of America. The ESA has also established the E.C. Pielou Award, a competitive award made annually to a graduate student or recent Ph.D. graduate based on overall quality of the student’s scientific contribution to statistical ecology.

Dr. E. C. Pielou is widely credited for inventing mathematical ecology. Mathematical ecology involves the quantification and statistical analysis of natural phenomena. Dr. Pielou’s book, Introduction to Mathematical Ecology (1969), ushered in that scientific discipline.

In After the Ice Age, Dr. Pielou describes the ecological changes that have occurred in North America over the last 20,000 years, our geologically brief respite from the Ice Ages, and the growing neoglaciation taking place in the Holocene.

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December 1, 2007 | Topic:  Holocene Climates, Holocene Botany

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