This Ecologist Wants to Tell You What Matters in Science

“What physicists and astronomers do is trivial compared to solving these problems.”

By Madeline Gressel

Many scientists love to sing the praises of their own specialties, but few proclaim them with the confidence of Andrew Dobson, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University and the director of the University’s Andrew Dobson Lab. To Dobson, biology’s importance outstrips everything from the search for elementary particles to the…