As reported in today’s SMH, we are delighted to share with you the appointment of internationally acclaimed scientist, author, explorer and conservationist Professor Tim Flannery as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow focussed on researching the impacts of climate change and raising awareness of the issues, especially impacts on biodiversity and our coastal environments.
Professor Flannery, was formerly head of mammalian biology at the AM for 15 years and has recently worked with the museum on a research expedition in the Solomon Islands.
“Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time, affecting all life on the planet, and Australia is poorly prepared for the massive transition that is about to happen,” Professor Flannery said.
“The Australian Museum has a long and very proud tradition of biodiversity protection and engagement in climate change, and I’m enormously proud to join the museum at this critical time to actively improve public awareness of our changing climate and the opportunities that exist within the new clean economy,” he added.
Professor Flannery commences his year- long appointment this week.
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Read more about the AM’s commitment to raising awareness and research around impacts of climate change here.