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“Global Population and the Planetary Future – 2011”

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• October 2011

Walter P. Kistler Book Award

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• October 2011

12th Annual Kistler Prize

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• September 2011

Norman Myers Lecture

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• November 2010

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• October 2010

“Managing the Future”

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• July 2010






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Seminar 9

“Future of Planet Earth” Participant Biography

Paris, France | June 3–5, 2008

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David R. Montgomery

Professor David R. Montgomery is an award-winning leader in the study of geomorphology, the evolution of landscapes. He graduated from Stanford University in 1984 with a B.S. in geology and from U.C. Berkeley in 1991 with a Ph.D. in geomorphology. He is the Director of the Quaternary Research Center and a professor in the Department of Earth & Space Sciences at the University of Washington.

Montgomery’s research interests range from the co-evolution of the Pacific salmon and the topography of the Pacific Northwest to the environmental history of Puget Sound rivers, interactions among climate, tectonics, and erosion in shaping mountain ranges, and giant glacial floods in eastern Tibet. He is the author of Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations and King of Fish: The Thousand-Year Run of Salmon, as well as an edited volume on the Restoration of Puget Sound Rivers and over 180 publications in the scientific literature.