Distinguished Research Professor William Laurance

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Distinguished Research Professor William Laurance

Name: Distinguished Research Professor William Laurance
Position: Prince Bernhard Chair in Internat. Nature Conserv.
Organisation: James Cook University
Department/Division: JCU School of Marine & Tropical Biology
Organisation type: Academic
Website: www.jcu.edu.au
Primary Areas: Environment (Natural Systems & Wildlife)
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Expertise: Tropical forests; rainforest; wildlife; Asia-Pacific region; Amazon; Congo Basin; Australian wet tropics; north Queensland; global warming; climate change; deforestation; habitat fragmentation; logging; wildfires; human population growth; environmental impacts; conservation policy; the politics of conservation and environment; scientific leadership; international conservation
Notes: I have received many international awards includingB

BBVA Frontiers in Ecology & Conservation Biology Award

Prince Bernhard Chair in International Nature Conservation

John L. Boething Award for Conservation Science (from Stanford University)

Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

President of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation