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Mason’s Thomas Lovejoy honored as a 2019 Virginia Outstanding Scientist

Congratulations to professor Thomas Lovejoy (Department of Environmental Science and Policy and Institute for a Sustainable Earth) who has been recognized and honored by Governor Ralph Northam as a Virginia Outstanding Scientist among the 2019 Outstanding STEM Award recipients.

“Lovejoy was selected for the Virginia Outstanding Scientist Award for being one of the founders of the thriving scientific field of conservation biology and discovering the potentially devastating effects of global warming on biodiversity. His life-long work highlights the importance of conserving biotic diversity to sustain vital ecosystem functions and services.”

Press release:

https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2019/september/headline-846319-en.html

Mason News coverage: Mason’s Thomas Lovejoy honored as a 2019 Virginia Outstanding Scientist (Mason News, September 27, 2019)

Recent news:

Lovejoy: Saving the Amazon is imperative in the fight against global climate change (Mason News, August 28, 2019)