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Biographical entry Andersen, Alan

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Occupation
Entomologist

Summary

Alan Andersen is internationally recognised as a leader in research on the global ecology of ant communities, looking at biogeography, systematics, behavioural dominance and functional composition in relation to environmental stress and disturbance. He also is interested in the ecology of tropical savannas, and the ecology and management of fire. For over 20 years he led the CSIRO Tropical Ecosystems Research Centre in Darwin and has been involved in a number of regional conservation initiatives.

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1980
Education - BSc (hons) Monash University
1985
Education - PhD, University of Melbourne
1995 - 2016
Career position - Officer-In-Charge, CSIRO Tropical Ecosystems Research Centre, Darwin
1998 - 2001
Career position - Member, Management Group, CRC for Sustainable Development of Tropical Savannahs
1999
Career position - Distinguished Visiting Ecologist, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.A.
2001 - 2005
Career position - Member, Management Group, CRC for Tropical Savannahs Management
2001 - 2006
Career position - Member, Scientific Panel, Queensland fire ant eradication program
2002 - 2007
Career position - Chair, Christmas Island Crazy Ant Management Steering Committee
2004 - 2007
Career position - Member, Northern Territory Research and Innovation Board
2006 -
Career position - Associate Editor, Diversity and distributions
2006
Award - Service Award, Australian Entomological Society
2006
Award - Leadership Award, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems
2007 -
Career position - Associate Editor, Austral ecology
2007 - 2010
Career position - Co-Chair, Tiwi Expert Biological Reference Group
2008 -
Career position - Chair, Christmas Island Crazy Ant Scientific Committee
2009
Award - Charles Darwin Medal for Research and Innovation, Northern Territory Government
2010 - 2012
Career position - Member, Northern Territory Land and Sea Management Board
2011 -
Career position - Professorial Fellow, Charles Darwin University
2011 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Insectes sociaux
2011 -
Career position - Member, Territory Wildlife Park Biodiversity Conservation Committee
2011 - 2012
Career position - Member, Local Organising Committee, Oceania Conservation Biology Conference
2012 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Hot topics in ecology
2013
Award - Outstanding Team Award, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences
2013 - 2014
Career position - Member, Dhimurru Indigenous Protected Area Advisory Group
2014 -
Career position - Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO Land and Water Flagship
2014 -
Career position - Member, Australian Wildlife Conservancy Science Advisory Network
2014
Career position - Member, Scientific Committee, Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) Conference, Cairns
2018 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science

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