By day, Tom Stohlgren is recognized as one of the top ten most productive scientists in the world in the field of biological invasions (Qiu and Chen 2009; Scientometrics 81(3): 601–610). He has published 210 scientific papers and a textbook on “Measuring Plant Diversity” (Oxford University Press, 2007). Because of his exuberant teaching style and expertise on biological invasions, he is invited around the globe to lecture on ecology and harmful invasive plants, animals, and diseases. He is internationally known as the fun-loving scientist who wears Hawaiian shirts every day.
For the past few years, Tom has devoted more and more time to writing screenplays and novels. His “new career goal” is to write unique and compelling stories with a high probability of commercial and critical success, with many lead roles for strong, intelligent women and minorities. He dreams big, thanks to an exciting new partnership with Producer Arthur O. Thomas of MainManFilms in Denver, CO. He’s worked closely with other producers including Lee Levinson (Lee Levinson Productions, NY), Stanley N. Lozowski (NY), and Madelynn Kopple (CA), among others.
University of California, Berkeley Forestry B.S. 1978
California State University, Fresno Biology M.A. 1982
University of California, Davis Ecology Ph.D. 1990
Tom has been married to his “Lovely Bride” for almost 39 years (together 46 years). Born in Oakland, California, they now call Windsor, Colorado their home. They have three wildly funny grown children. Our motto is, “Treat every day like a toy!”