Paul Falkowski is the Bennett L. Smith Professor of Business and Natural Resources at Rutgers University. Born and raised in New York City, Paul earned his BS and MSc degrees from the City College of the City University of New York and his PhD from the University of British Columbia. He has received numerous honors, is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the American Microbiological Society, and won the Tyler Prize in 2018.
Paul has authored or coauthored over 400 papers in peer-reviewed journals and books. He has co-authored a textbook with John Raven called Aquatic Photosynthesis and is the sole author of a popular science book, Life’s Engines: How Microbes Made Earth Habitable. Paul has worked on coral for 40 years and heads the Environmental Biophysics and Molecular Ecology program at Rutgers.