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Sharon Elizabeth Kingsland, Ph.D.

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Joint Appointment in History of Medicine

Research Interests: History; Modern biology; Modern ecology; Modern genetics; Modern physiology; Modern behavioral biology; Science in America; Environmental sciences; Urban ecology ...read more

Background

Dr. Sharon E. Kingsland holds a joint appointment in the history of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is a professor of the history of science and technology at the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts & Sciences. Her research focuses on the history of U.S. and international ecology and environmental problems in the immediate post-war period.

Dr. Kingsland earned her Ph.D. from the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto. She joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1981.

She serves as the graduate coordinator for the Department of the History of Science and Technology. She co-edited the Johns Hopkins Introductory Series in History of Science and is associate editor for the Springer series Archimedes: New Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology.

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  • Joint Appointment in History of Medicine

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Research Summary

Dr. Kingsland’s research examines a range of topics related to the history of modern life sciences, with an emphasis on the history of ecological science, including the history of modern biology, science in America, environmental sciences and urban ecology. Her current research focus is the history of U.S. and international ecology and environmental problems in the immediate post-war period.

She is particularly interested in physiological ecology and the relationship between ecology and agriculture; the design of new laboratories for environmental sciences; analysis of emerging environmental problems, such as photochemical smog; and the relationship of environmental to molecular sciences.

Selected Publications

Pickett et al., eds. "Urban ecological science in America: The long march to cross-disciplinary research," Steward T. A. Science for the Sustainable City: Insights from the Baltimore School of Urban Ecology. Oxford University Press. (Forthcoming)

Phillips D, Kingsland S, eds. New Perspectives on the History of Life Sciences and Agriculture, Archimedes 40 (Edited). Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2015.

Phillips D, Kingsland S. "Introduction," New Perspectives on the History of Life Sciences and Agriculture, pp. 1-8. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2015.

R. Rozzi et al., eds. "Ecological science and practice: dialogues across cultures and disciplines," Earth Stewardship, Ecology and Ethics 2, pp. 17-26. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2015.

Skelly DK, Post DM, Smith MD, eds. "The beauty of the world: Evelyn Hutchinson's vision of science," The Art of Ecology: Writings of G. Evelyn Hutchinson, pp. 1-9, Yale University Press, 2010.

Billick I, Price M, eds. "The role of place in the history of ecology," The Ecology of Place: Contributions of Place-based Research to Ecological and Evolutionary Understanding, pp. 15-39, University of Chicago Press, 2010.

Kingsland SE. "Frits Went's atomic age greenhouse: the changing labscape on the lab-field border." J Hist Biol. 2009 Summer;42(2):289-324.

Kingsland SE. "Maintaining continuity through a scientific revolution: a rereading of E. B. Wilson and T. H. Morgan on sex determination and Mendelism." Isis. 2007 Sep;98(3):468-88.

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