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Dr Tom Matthews

The award is one of two main prizes given by the Society each year in recognition of a notable, innovative contribution to biogeography.

In his research, Dr Matthews uses a range of ecological and evolutionary approaches to better understand how human-driven environmental change has affected the natural environment, primarily at the global scale, and, importantly, how this understanding can be used to inform biodiversity conservation efforts.

 

 

I am very honoured to receive the MacArthur and Wilson Award 2023 from the International Biogeography Society. While this is an individual award, my research has been undertaken in collaboration with a network of talented researchers from all over the world, and I am indebted to their invaluable contributions."

Dr Tom Matthews, School of Geography

Receiving the award, Dr Matthews said: “I am very honoured to receive the MacArthur and Wilson Award 2023 from the International Biogeography Society. It is important to note that, while this is an individual award, my past research has been undertaken in collaboration with a network of talented researchers from all over the world, and I am indebted to their invaluable contributions over many years.”

He added: “Going forward, I plan to continue to develop our understanding of how humans are impacting natural environments and how we can best halt and mitigate the on-going attrition of biological diversity, as well as training the next generation of ecologists and biogeographers.”

For more information, visit the International Biogeography Society.