Carl Safina

An ecologist with a flair for storytelling, Carl earned a PhD in ecology from Rutgers University, New Jersey, studying seabirds. His writing about the living world has won him a MacArthur Fellowship, or ‘genius grant’; Pew and Guggenheim Fellowships; book awards from Lannan, Orion and the National Academies; and the John Burroughs, James Beard and George Rabb medals. Carl is now the first holder of the Endowed Chair for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University, New York, and is founding president of the not-for-profit Safina Center.