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"We are about to embark on the greatest adventure of our lives."
– Kenneth S. Norris

Welcome to the website of Professor Paul Rich. Here you will find professional and personal background, along with resources such as publications, presentations, and software. Professor Paul is currently disabled. Former students, colleagues, friends, family, and assistants helped create this website (see Gratitude).


Paul M. Rich is a PhD biologist. He has extensive professional research and teaching experience in botany, ecology, environmental modeling, biogeography, conservation biology, climate change, and geographic information systems (GIS), with more than 80 professional publications, four commercial software programs, along with more than 60 scientific grants and contracts. His personal interests include bicycling, botany, classical guitar, healthy lifestyle, nature, qigong, swimming, and writing.

Rainforest in Costa Rica.

(photo by P Rich)

Big Creek Natural Reserve

on the Big Sur Coast, California.

(photo by P Rich)

Valley above Rocky Mountain Biological

Laboratory (photo by P Rich)

"I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore,
and diverting myself now and then
finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary,
whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."

— Sir Isaac Newton

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