Frequently Asked Questions
- 1. What is The Pimm Group?
The Pimm Group is an informal community of scientists, students, technicians and other associates of Dr. Stuart Pimm. For more information, please visit the About page.
- 2. Who is Stuart Pimm?
Dr. Stuart Pimm is Doris Duke Chair of Conservation Ecology at the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. To learn more about Dr. Pimm, please visit our About Dr. Pimm page.
- 3. Who is the Family?
Over the years, Dr. Pimm has focused on training Ph.D. and Master’s students to the highest levels of scientific quality and integrity. Every year Dr. Pimm celebrates their accomplishments with an informal gathering of past and present students, colleagues and others. This community comprises “The Family” whose collective contributions to conservation biology and science communication continue to impact cutting-edge research and the public understanding of science.
Several of Dr. Pimm’s students and Pimm Group members have become accomplished scientists and authors in their own right. Dr. Clinton Jenkins, now at the Department of Biology, University of Maryland, co-authored Applying Nature’s Design. His book reviews conservation methods that make use of wildlife corridors. Sheril Kirshenbaum is co-author of Unscientific America, which takes a look at how science illiteracy will impact the US’s competitiveness.
- 4. How can I contact Dr. Pimm?
Please submit the form via our Contact page. This will ensure we can give your communication the priority it deserves. Alternatively, you can phone the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University by calling the number on the top right of the page.
- 5. How can I help conservation to preserve species and biodiversity
Dr. Pimm is Chair of Saving Species, a volunteer organization that is dedicated to one purpose — the saving of species through conservation and scientific management of natural resources.
Saving Species brings the idea of being carbon neutral into our daily lives. By purchasing portions of rainforest and other ecosystems that are net carbon sinks anyone can offset their carbon footprint. Saving Species provides the means for anyone to do this at an individual level.
So we can all act locally, while thinking globally. The Saving Species Advisory Board includes Dr. Pimm and several other world-renowned scientists. To learn more, please visit the Saving Species website.