ERIC R. PIANKA
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ERIC R. PIANKA earned a B. A. from Carleton College in 1960, a Ph.D. from the University of
Washington in Seattle in 1965, and the D. Sc. degree or his collected works in 1990 from the University of Western
Australia. He was a postdoctoral with Robert H. MacArthur at Princeton University during 1966-68. He is currently
the Denton A. Cooley Centennial Professor of Zoology at the University of Texas in Austin, where he has taught
evolutionary ecology since 1968. Pianka has presented hundreds of invited lectures at most of the world's major
academic institutions as well as several important plenary lectures. During his 45 year academic career, Eric
Pianka sponsored 20 graduate students and published well over a hundred scientific papers, four of which became
"Citation Classics," as well as dozens of invited articles, book chapters, and 18 books including an autobiography.
His classic textbook Evolutionary Ecology, first published in 1974 went through seven editions, and has been
translated into Greek, Japanese, Polish, Russian and Spanish, and is now available as an eBook.