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Biographical entry Laurance, William F. (Bill) (1957 - )

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Born
12 October 1957
United States of America
Occupation
conservation ecologist

Summary

Bill Laurance is a world-leading authority on the ecology and conservation of tropical forests. He has made significant scientific findings on the impacts of deforestation, logging, hunting, wildfires, road expansion and climatic change on tropical ecosystems and biodiversity. Other interests include the drivers of global amphibian decline. Laurance is Distinguished Research Professor at James Cook University and was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2015.

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1989
Education - PhD, University of California, Berkeley, California, U.S.A.
1992
Award - Le Fevre Medal, Australian Academy of Science
1994 - 1996
Career position - Member, Executive Council, Australian Mammal Society
1996 - 2009
Career position - Senior Staff Scientist, Smithsonian Institution, Brazil and Panama
2003 -
Award - Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
2004 - 2005
Career position - Member, Executive Council, Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation
2005 -
Award - Honorary Fellow, World Innovation Foundation
2005
Award - John A, Erskine Fellow, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
2006
Career position - President, Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation
2008
Award - Frontiers in Ecology and Conservation Award (joint), BBVA Foundation
2011
Award - Distinguished Service Award, Society for Conservation Biology
2012
Award - Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and A. H. Heineken Foundation
2015 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
2015
Award - Outstanding Contributions to Nature Conservation, Zoological Society of London
2018
Award - Cassowary Prize for Tropical Research and Conservation

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  • Robson, Alexandra K., Production Manager and Editor, Who's who in Australia 2019 (Southbank, Vic.: AAP Directories, 2018), 1788 pp. Details

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