John Stanley, Ph.D. is a biologist who has led university and government research in Canada, Switzerland and the U.K. His professional scientific interests centred on evolutionary biology and public health. He wrote multiple scientific papers in these fields, and is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences.
John currently focusses on his other longstanding interests, complementary medicine and psychology. He is a practicing member of the International College of Applied Kinesiology and a trainer of Neuro-linguistic Programming. He and his wife Diane have practiced Tibetan Buddhism for three decades in the Nyingma tradition of Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche.
In 2009, he co-edited the book A Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency (2009), featuring contributions by the Dalai Lama and 21 other Buddhist leaders. He created and maintains the website Ecobuddhism.org, which examines the global ecological crisis by integrating science, solutions and spiritual wisdom. Ecobuddhism has presented continuously updated information in this way for the last three years, to over 1.5 million readers across the world.