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Michael E. Soulé
 Biographical Sketch

Michael Soulé is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz. He was born, raised, and educated in California. After spending much of his youth in the canyons, deserts, and intertidal of San Diego and Baja California, and after graduating from San Diego State, he went to Stanford to study population biology and evolution under Paul Ehrlich.


The Study of Sin

Michael expects to finish a book on how sin relates to the extinction crisis.

Collected Papers of Michael E. Soulé


This book is a select collection of seminal writings by Michael Soulé over a thirty-year time-span from 1980 through the present day. Previously published in books and leading journals, these carefully selected pieces show the progression of his intellectual thinking on topics such as genetics, ecology, evolutionary biology, and extinctions, and how the history and substance of the field of conservation biology evolved over time. 

New Editorial by Soulé
The 'New Conservation'
 Editorial "New Conservation"

Editorial published in Conservation Biology.

Publication Archive Nearly Complete

NOTE: While articles are still being added to complete this archive, much of Michael's published work is available here.

Species Extinction Is A Great Moral Wrong
Editorial by Cafaro and Primack
 Species Extinction Editorial

Article in Biological Conservation vol. 170 (2014) pg. 1-2. By Cafaro, Philip and Primack, Richard. In response to Peter Kareiva and Michelle Marvier.

Michael's Curriculum Vitae
 Curriculum Vitae

View document here.

News Release - Connecting Natural Landscapes
Using a Landscape Permeability Model to Prioritize Conservation Activities in the US
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Article published in Conservation Letters in early February 2012 by David M. Theobald, Sarah E. Reed, Kenyon Fields, and Michael Soulé Keywords: climate change adaptation; habitat loss and fragmentation; gradients; graph theory; landscape connectivity with the Abstract.


Trophic Downgrading of Planet Earth

A paper Michael contributed to published in Science Magazine. By Estes, et. all. view abstract here

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