David Tilman is Regents Professor and McKnight Presidential Chair in Ecology at the University of Minnesota, and also holds an appointment as Professor in the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California Santa Barbara. His research focuses on ways to sustainably meet global human needs for food, energy, and a livable environment. Tilman is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and he was awarded the International Prize for Biology in 2008 and the Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences in 2010. He has written two books, edited three more, and published more than 250 scientific papers. The Web of Science ranked Tilman as the world's most highly-cited environmental scientist for both the 1991–2000 and the 2001–2010 decades.
Sustainability of food, energy, and livable environments