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The Australian National University
The Australian National
Primary Research F
Conservation and Biodiversity
National Research Priority:
An Environmentally Sustainable
Professor David Lindenmayer is
hool of Environment and Society.
A passion for
the careers of young scientists
increase the amount of high
quality science used to guide best practice envi
ronmental management decisions
behind David’s decision to apply for an
Australian Laureate Fellowship.
ne of the key aims is
really very much to help develop the careers of young scientists and increase the nation’s capacity to
practice environmental management in Australi
and elsewhere around the world,” he says.
As an advocate for science careers, his advice to students of all ages is that “
Science is a very
exciting discipline and there is great satisfaction from making discoveries. Find your research passion
follow your passion and strive to make a positive scientific contribution to the future of
Australia. It is also critical to be persistent and resili
ent to overcome difficult times”.
David’s Australian Laureate Fellowship
him further his vi
research. The Fellowship will help him
use new empirical analyses and new ecological
theory to discover where, when and how to best apply surrogates.
be built in surrogate ecology and the re
sults used to significantly enhance the effective management
and monitoring of environments and biodiversity both in Australian and worldwide.
obtained his PhD in forest ecology
Doctor of Science
2003 respectively). Prior to
ANU he w
orked as a scientist with the Victorian
throughout his research career he has
frequently provided high
level advice on
conservation and resource management policy to many levels of gov
is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science
has received numerous awards
including the 2010 Eureka Prize for Environmental Research, the 2011 Serventy Medal from the
Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union and was jointly awarded t
he 1999 Eureka Science Prize. He
Whitley Awards for his books, the most recent in 2011 for the Ecological
David's research interests include landscape ecology, forest and woodland conservation and
management from which he has published 780 scientific articles and 32 books.
Find out more about
and his research by visiting the
Media may phone
6125 7800 or 0427 770 593
for more information on
story and what this
means for him.
For more information
Australian Laureate Fellowship
s scheme visit the
the ARC media team on 0412 623 056.
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