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Clarence Lehman

Clarence Lehman

Professor, Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, Special Advisor to the Dean, College of Biological Sciences - University of Minnesota

Clarence Lehman's early life was in the computer industry, designing computer software and hardware. He obtained a doctoral degree in ecology from the University of Minnesota in  2000. Computer science and biology have proved to be a useful symbiotic combination for research pursuits including theoretical ecology and computation in biology, carbon-negative bioenergy and the ecology of the Anthropocene, long-term database storage, automated methods for education, and connections among science, ethics, and society. A guiding principle is to learn to manage our role in the earth's combined physical-biological-social dynamics for long-term habitability, both by humans and our fellow creatures.