Don Melnick is a magna cum laude graduate in anthropology and history from New York University, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his doctorate in physical anthropology, focusing on molecular genetics, from Yale University, and then joined the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University. He was subsequently jointly appointed to the Department of Biological Sciences, and currently holds his primary appointment in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology.
In the last 40 years, more than one billion acres of tropical forests have vanished, equivalent in size to over half of the continental United States. The rate of cutting, burning and clearing shows no signs of abating. more
Feb 2, 2015 12:00 AM Features