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Thomas Eisner

Thomas Eisner is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Chemical Ecology at Cornell University, and Director of the Cornell Institute for Research in Chemical Ecology. He is a world authority on animal behavior, ecology, and evolution, and is co-founder of chemical ecology, the discipline dealing with the chemical interactions of organisms. A field biologist with working experience on four continents, he is an active conservationist. He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Audubon Society, the Scientific Council of The Nature Conservancy, and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Union of Concerned Scientists. A member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the Royal Society, he is the recipient of numerous honors including the National Medal of Science and the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. He is a well-known nature photographer, and has helped make award-winning film documentaries.  His film Secret Weapons won the Grand Award at the New York Film Festival and was named Best Science Film by the British Association for the Advancement of Science.

In the foreward of Eisner's latest book,  Edward O. Wilson writes, "For Love of Insects is an account of a nascent field of biology. It is also a memoir about some of the remarkable discoveries in that field made over the past half century by a world-class biologist who is also a naturalist of such exceptional talent, intensity, and breadth as to deserve the title 'the modern Fabre,' after France’s great pioneer observer of insect life."
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