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Simon Levin, Ph.D., awarded prestigious 2014 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement
Date:3/24/2014

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Los Angeles, CA (March 25, 2014) The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement Executive Committee today named Simon A. Levin, PhD, of Princeton University, the recipient of the 2014 Tyler Prize for his research revealing the complexity of, and relationships between, species and ecosystems. His work has been fundamental in the crafting of environmental policies and advancing the study of complex ecosystems the myriad relationships and interactions in nature.

Since its inception in 1973 as one of the world's first international environmental awards, the Tyler Prize has been the premier award for environmental science, environmental health and energy.

Levin's research has led the way to a deeper understanding of the interactions among groups of plants and animals living together, to their impact on the environment, to the interplay of different ecosystems forests, oceans and tidal zones, for example. This research has revealed insights into evolution and the origins of biodiversity, leading to improved management of natural resources, like forests and fisheries, as well as broader environmental policies. Fundamentally, Levin's work on theoretical ecology ecology based on mathematical modeling has helped to put environmental research into context and provide a big picture for understanding our environment.

Levin's work has shed light on fundamental group dynamics like cooperation, competition and leadership within communities be it human, other animal, plant or microscopic and these insights are applied to topics as diverse as the growing threa
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