Speaker: Professor Terry Hughes, Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
Tuesday, April 30, 4:00 PM
Current UW students are invited to attend a guest talk Terry Hughes, Director of ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies in Australia. Many of you will know him by his many papers in Science and Nature, and his work on coral reefs and climate
change. For example: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=MhJ2LfsAAAAJ&hl=en
In December 2016, Professor Terry Hughes was recognized by Nature as one of the “10 people who mattered this year” for his leadership in responding to the global coral bleaching event caused by climate change. Terry’s research has enabled him to translate fundamental and innovative science into practical solutions that improve the management and governance of marine environments. Nature’s 10 dubbed him “Reef Sentinel”, for the global role he plays in applying multi-disciplinary science to securing reef sustainability.
Professor Hughes is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (since 2005). Professor Hughes was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2001, and was a member of the Expert Advisory Committee for Australian National Research Priorities in 2002. He is a Fellow of the Beijer International Institute for Ecological Economics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science, Stockholm, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Resilience Alliance. He has been awarded numerous prizes awards, including the Centenary Medal of Australia, the quadrennial Darwin Medal of the International Society for Coral Reef Studies, and an Einstein Professorship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. According to Google Scholar, his lifetime citations exceed 43,000. He has published so far 20 papers in Science and Nature.