F Stuart "Terry" Chapin, III, is Professor Emeritus of Ecology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In addition to his over 500 peer-reviewed scientific papers, he has written leading texts in ecosystem stewardship, ecosystem ecology, and plant physiological ecology.
A world-leading ecologist, and one of the world's most profound thinkers and actors on stewardship of the Earth System, Professor Chapin has built a long and productive career that links ecology and ethics in both theory and practice. His novel concepts published over the last 30 years have been widely influential in understanding biological diversity which underpins human well-being. He was awarded the Volvo Environment Prize in 2019 for his work on stewardship.