UCL Professor Elected to U.S. National Academy of Sciences
Eric Lambin, professor in the UCL Geography department, is one of few names to feature on the select list of scientists rewarded by the very prestigious U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
Each year, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences awards scientists and engineers from over the world for the originality of their work and their contribution to the development of research and its use for a wide audience. Since its creation in 1863 only five Belgians have been elected by this institution so far: Thierry Boon (UCL), Christian de Duve (UCL), Jacques Dreze (UCL), Marc Van Montagu (UGent), and finally, this year, Eric Lambin (UCL).
At age 46, Eric Lambin is specialised in the interaction between human activity and land ecosystems and his final aim is to contribute to a more sustainable use of those ecosystems. Before joining the UCL staff, Eric Lambin worked as professor at Boston University and as expert for the European Commission. As of next year, he will divide his time between UCL and the University of Stanford (U.S.A), where he will hold a chair in Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies.
Eric Lambin has published several books on the environment, addressed to a wide audience. His next book "Une écologie du bonheur" ("An ecology of happiness", Editions Le Pommier) will appear at the end of summer and will explore the way in which various factors of wellbeing depend on changes in our natural environment.
| 7/05/2009 |