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AWC: AWC in Conversation with Professor Thomas Lovejoy

Thursday 10 Sep
- Thursday 10 Sep




About this event

As part of AWC’s Biodiversity Month celebrations, I am proud to announce a very special episode of AWC in Conversation – I’ll be speaking to one of the world’s most distinguished conservation biologists, Professor Thomas Lovejoy.

Please note: this conversation will premiere on AWC’s website and YouTube channel at 11.30am (AEST) on Thursday 10 September.

A founding member of AWC’s Scientific Advisory Network, Professor Lovejoy has worked in the Brazilian Amazon since 1965, where he established one of the planet’s largest and most important landscape ecology research projects, investigating the long-term effects of rainforest fragmentation. He was the first to popularise the term ‘biological diversity’ – now widely used to describe the variety of all Earth’s living organisms and ecosystems.

Professor Lovejoy’s seminal ideas formed and expanded the new discipline of conservation biology. He has held many influential positions, including as an advisor to four U.S. presidential administrations, as Assistant Secretary for Environmental and External Affairs for the Smithsonian Institution and as Chief Biodiversity Advisor to the World Bank. He is a Senior Fellow of the United Nations Foundation. Among his other prestigious awards and appointments are the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement (2001), a Conservation Fellowship with the National Geographic Society (2009), and the Blue Planet Prize (2012). Professor Lovejoy holds a doctorate in biology from Yale University, and in 2010 he was elected professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University.

Professor Lovejoy is a close member of the AWC family and has visited AWC properties in the Kimberley, the Top End, Cape York, Central Australia and the Gulf of Carpentaria, sharing his scientific guidance and leadership.

Watch the premiere of this conversation on the AWC website or YouTube channel on Thursday 10 September.

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