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Affiliation: 
University of Manitoba
Title: 
Professor, Faculty of Environment
Department: 
Department of Geography
Expertise: 
Biospheric cycles, China's environmental systems, energy and the environment

Biography

Vaclav Smil is Distinguished Professor at the University of Manitoba and the author of many books, including Energy in Nature and Society: General Energetics of Complex Systems; Energy at the Crossroads: Global Perspectives and Uncertainties; The Earth's Biosphere: Evolution, Dynamics, and Change; and Energies: An Illustrated Guide to the Biosphere and Civilization, all of which are published by The MIT Press. He was awarded the 2007 Olivia Schieffelin Nordberg Award for excellence in writing and editing in the population sciences.