Denis A. Saunders

CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Australia

Denis A. Saunders works as an Animal Ecologist, as a Conservation Biologist, and as a Landscape Ecologist, and he received the B.S degree (with honors) from the Australian National University (1967) and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Western Australia. From 1968 to 2002, he worked as a Scientist with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Division of Wildlife Research. He left CSIRO as a Chief Research Scientist. He has studied the ecology, behavior, and taxonomy of cockatoos, the ecology of island bird communities, and the conservation of bird communities in production landscapes. He served as an Editor of Conservation Biology from 1994 to 2002, Landscape and Urban Planning from 1994 to 2006, Biological Conservation from 2002 to 2008, and Pacific Conservation Biology until present. He was awarded the International Society Award for Conservation Biology (1998), the International Association for Landscape Ecology’s 1999 IALE Distinguished Scholarship Award, and was highly commended in the Australian Prime Minister’s 2000 Environment Award. In 2005, he was made a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to nature conservation, particularly through the study of Australian birds and the development of landscape ecology in Australia. He serves currently as the President of WWF, Australia.

Biography Updated on 17 January 2011

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