Robert T. Paine
Robert Treat Paine
|Died||June 13, 2016 (aged 83)|
|Alma mater||Harvard University (undergraduate)|
University of Michigan (postgraduate)
|Known for||keystone species concept|
|Awards||Sewall Wright Award (1996)|
National Academy of Sciences
International Cosmos Prize (2013)
|Institutions||University of Michigan|
University of Washington
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
|Thesis||The Life History and Population Dynamics of Glottidia Pyramidata (Brachiopoda) (1961)|
|Doctoral students||Paul Dayton|
Paine created the keystone species idea to explain the relationship between Pisaster ochraceus, a species of starfish, and Mytilus californianus, a species of mussel. Paine's research, and the work of his students, has been hugely influential in the field of ecology.
References[change | change source]
- Yong, E. (2013). "Scientific families: Dynasty. Bob Paine fathered an idea — and an academic family — that changed ecology.". Nature 493 (7432): 286. doi:10.1038/493286a.
- "Keystone Species Hypothesis". University of Washington. Retrieved 2011-02-03.
- "Scientists Adopt Tiny Island as a Warming Bellwether". New York Times. 6 Oct 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-25.
- Stolzenberg, William (2008). Where the Wild Things Were: Life, death and ecological wreckage in a land of vanishing predators. Bloomsbury USA. ISBN 1-59691-299-5.
- Jennifer Ruesink (2016) "Prof. Emeritus Bob Paine (1933-2016)" University of Washington, Department of Biology, 15 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
- Phuong Le (2016) "Bob Paine, ecologist who introduced 'keystone species,' dies" Phys.org, 15 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.