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Carl Christopher Biehl ’76

Carl Christopher Biehl ’76, August 5, 2012, in Cardiff, California. Born in Berkeley and raised in Diablo, California, Carl came to Reed from the Athena School and majored in biology, writing his thesis on “Resilience, Stability, and Complexity in Real and Model Ecosystems” with Frank Gwilliam [biology 1957–96]. Carl also completed a PhD in biology at UCLA. In 1985, he moved to Cardiff and served as an adjunct professor of biology at UC San Diego before becoming an investor. He lived a very full life, surfing, cycling, mountain climbing, flying, and sailing, and traveled extensively around the world with his wife, Janice Win Biehl, whom he married in 2000. “He was most well known for his keen intellect, sharp wit and humor, adventurous spirit, and unending generosity.” His endeavors helped create the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy in Cardiff to protect, preserve, and acquire land for preservation and for the enjoyment of all inhabitants—mammals, birds, insects, and plants. Survivors include his wife, mother, and three stepsons.

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2012

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