E. C. Pielou
|Evelyn Chrystalla Pielou|
Evelyn Chrystalla Pielou in the Meadows above Kelowna and Okanagan Lake in spring.
20 February 1924|
Bognor Regis, England
16 July 2016 92) (aged|
Comox, British Columbia
|Residence||Comox, British Columbia|
Evelyn Chrystalla "E.C." Pielou (February 20, 1924 – July 16, 2016) was a Canadian statistical ecologist. She began her career as a researcher for the Canadian Department of Forestry (1963–64) and the Canadian Department of Agriculture (1964–67). Later she was professor of biology at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario (1968–71) and at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia (1974–81) and then Oil Sands Environmental Research Professor working out of the University of Lethbridge, Alberta (1981–86). Pielou was the second woman to win the Eminent Ecologist Award (1986) from the Ecological Society of America. She has contributed significantly to the development of mathematical ecology, the mathematical modeling of natural systems, and wrote six academic books on the subject. She lived in Comox, British Columbia, Canada, and wrote popular books on natural history until her death in July, 2016.
- Introduction to Mathematical Ecology (1969). Wiley-Interscience, New York. ISBN 0-471-68918-1
- Population and community ecology: principles and methods (1974). Gordon and Breach, New York. ISBN 0-677-03580-2
- Ecological diversity (1975). Wiley, New York. ISBN 0-471-68925-4
- Mathematical ecology (1977). Wiley, New York. ISBN 0-471-01993-3
- Biogeography (1979). Wiley, New York. ISBN 0-471-05845-9
- The interpretation of ecological data: a primer on classification and ordination (1984). Wiley, New York. ISBN 0-471-88950-4
- After the Ice Age: The Return of Life to Glaciated North America (1991). University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0-226-66811-8
- A Naturalist's Guide to the Arctic (1994). University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0-226-66814-2
- Fresh Water (2000). University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0-226-66815-0
- The energy of nature (2001). University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0-226-66806-1
- The World of Northern Evergreens (1988). Comstock Publishing Associates (a division of Cornell University Press). ISBN 0-8014-2116-0
- "Chris Pielou ( Saturday, 16 Jul 2016 )". Campbell River Mirror.