In attempting to deal with a topic as broad and pervasive as the population-resource-environment situation, it was inevitable that we would often cover topics outside our fields of competence. Study of the literature can only partially correct for this; critiques by knowledgeable reviewers are also essential. We, of course, remain indebted to all who helped with the two editions of Population, Resources, Environment, for that book served as a starting point for this one. A large number of busy people have been kind enough to read all, or substantial sections of the Ecoscience manuscript. These people are listed below with brief indications of their fields of expertise when this is not clear from their institutional affiliations.
Bruce Ames, Department of Biochemistry, University of California at Berkeley (carcinogenesis); D. L. Bilderback, Department of History, Fresno State University; L. C. Birch, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney (ecology); Robert van den Bosch, College of Natural Resources, Division of Biological Control, University of California at Berkeley (ecology of agroecosystems, integrated control); Earl Cook, Dean of Geological Sciences, Texas A & M University (energy and mineral resources); Dana Dalrymple, Foreign Economic Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.; Erik P. Eckholm, Senior Researcher, Worldwatch Institute, Washington, D.C. (agriculture and ecology); Gail Finsterbusch, Cabin John, Md. (agriculture); Cynthia Green, Zero Population Growth, Washington, D.C.; Denis Hayes, Worldwatch Institute, Washington, D.C. (science policy); Donald Kennedy, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University (neurophysiology, pesticides, science policy); Nathan Keyfitz, School of Public Health, Harvard University (demography); James Krier, School of Law, University of California at Los Angeles (environmental law, law and economics); Harold Mooney, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University (community ecology); Richard Norgaard, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of California at Berkeley; Robert E. Ricklefs, Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania (population biology); Robert Risebrough, Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley (ecology, pesticides); Jonathan Roughgarden, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University (population biology); Stephen Schneider, Deputy Head, Climate Project, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colo.; Kirk Smith, Environmental Health Sciences, University of