Dr. Thomas Eugene Lovejoy
Thomas Lovejoy is chief biodiversity adviser to the president of the World Bank, senior advisor to the president of the United Nations Foundation, and president of the Heinz Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment. He coined the term biological diversity in 1980.
Lovejoy, a tropical biologist and conservation biologist, has worked in the Amazon of Brazil since 1965. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. in biology from Yale University.
From 1973 to 1987 he directed the World Wildlife Fund-U.S., and from 1987 to 1998 he served as Assistant Secretary for Environmental and External Affairs for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
In 1994 he became Counselor to the Secretary for Biodiversity and Environmental Affairs. He is chair of the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, and is past president of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, past chairman of the United States Man and Biosphere Program, and past president of the Society for Conservation Biology.
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