A Response to Deconstructionism
After graduating from San Diego State University, Soule received his advanced degrees from Stanford University, where he concentrated in population and evolutionary biology under Paul Ehrlich. He has done field work in Africa, Samoa, Australia, Yugoslavia, Mexico, and the West Indies and has held teaching positions in Malawi and at the University of Michigan. Currently, Soule is chair of environmental studies and director for the Center for Biodiversity Analysis and Management at UC Santa Cruz. His research interests include studies of morphological and genetic variation in natural populations of animals, island biogeography, and conservation biology.
The founder and first president of the Society for Conservation Biology and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Soule brings with him a depth of knowledge and understanding concerning the natural world. His expertise in biological diversity lends itself to the consultation of many agencies and organizations, including The Nature Conservancy, the U.S. National Parks Service, Forest Service, and Fish and Wildlife Service, the OTA, EPA UNEP, FAO, UNESCO, WWF-US, and the NAS/NRC.