Colin Whitcomb Clark Pure and Applied Mathematics

Invented mathematical bioeconomics

The Story

Clark studies behavioral ecology and economics of natural resources. He applied his mathematical knowledge to accurately identify and analyze renewable resources like fisheries, and how to manage them so that that some of the resource is used, but enough is left to reproduce for future harvests. He has written several textbooks on the topic, for example, Mathematical Bioeconomics (1990). His work in resource economics was cited by US Vice President Al Gore in his book "Earth in the Balance."

Sources: Canadian Who’s Who 1993, Dr. Clark's website.

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The Person

Birthdate
June 18, 1931
Birthplace
Vancouver, BC
Title
Emeritus Professor of Mathematics
Office
University of British Columbia
Status
Semi-retired
Degrees
  • BA, 1953, University of British Columbia
  • PhD, 1958, U of Washington
Awards
  • Biely Faculty Research Prize, 1978
  • Fellow, Royal Society of London, 1997
Last Updated
April 8, 2015
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