Academic wins international award for work on ecological sustainability
by Northumbria University
May 24, 2022
A researcher at Northumbria University is part of a group of academics to win a prestigious international award for their work on sustainable science.
Dr Mark Goddard, an urban ecologist interested in biodiversity conservation and the provision of ecosystem services in cities, is a co-recipient of the Sustainability Science Award from the Ecological Society of America.
The annual awards, which will be presented at a ceremony in Montréal in August, recognise outstanding contributions to ecology, and the Sustainability Science Award acknowledges Dr Goddard and his co-authors as having made the greatest contribution to the emerging science of ecosystem and regional sustainability through the integration of ecological and social sciences.
Their paper, Biodiversity in the city: key challenges for urban green space management, was said by judges to synthesise “the key challenges to sustaining biodiversity in urban systems”, while incorporating “ecological and sociological principles to overcome those challenges”.
Read ESA’s press release: https://www.esa.org/blog/2022/04/19/ecological-society-of-america-announces-2022-award-recipients/