Eric Berlow

Founder
Vibrant Data Labs

Dr. Eric L. Berlow is an ecologist, network scientist, and data scientist who is internationally recognized for his research on ecological complexity - with articles in Nature, Science, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science that have received ISI's Most Highly Cited Papers awards. His two TED talks have received over 2 million views. He has received many awards – a TED Senior Fellowship, an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship, and GE’s “Architects of Innovation” award – and was one of Origin Magazine’s Top 100 Creatives. Berlow co-founded Vibrant Data, a data science company that was acquired by Rakuten Inc., prior to which he was the director of the University of California’s first science institute inside Yosemite National Park, which focused on improving data-driven decisions for protecting natural ecosystems. Berlow holds a B.A. in Biology from Brown University and a PhD in Ecology from Oregon State University.

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