Thomas Eisner#


Thomas Eisner
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:1628
Membership type:FOREIGN
Section:ORGANISMIC & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Elected:1994
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES


Thomas Eisner passed away March 25, 2011.

Positions Held
  • Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Chemical Ecology at Cornell University
  • Director of the Cornell Institute for Research in Chemical Ecology (CIRCE)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Evolution
  • Chemical Ecology
  • Behavior
  • Conservation

Honours and Awards
  • Newcomb Cleveland Prize (1967)
  • 1969 National Academy of Sciences, member
  • 1969 American Academy of Arts and Sciences, fellow
  • 1973 Professor of Merit Award, Cornell University
  • 1982 Honorary Ph.D. Univ. Wurzburg, Germany
  • 1983 Honorary Ph.D. Univ. Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1989 Honorary Ph.D. Univ. Goteborg, Sweden
  • 1992 Honorary Ph.D. Drexel Univ., USA
  • 1988 Karl Ritter von Frisch Medal, Federal Republic of Germany
  • 1989 Centennial Medal, Harvard University
  • 1990 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement
  • 1994 National Medal of Science
  • 1995 Foreign Member, Academia Europaea
  • 1996 Distinguished Service Award, American Institute of Biological Sciences
  • 1997 Foreign Member, Royal Society of London
  • 1997 Green Globe Award, Rainforest Alliance
  • 2004 Winner, Best Science Book, 2004 Independent Publisher Book Award. For Love of Insects, (Harvard Univ.Press)
  • 2005 Lewis Thomas Prize, Rockefeller University
  • 2006 Grand Prix de la Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie
  • 2008 John J. Carty Award


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