Richard Hobbs named Honorary Member of ESA

Richard Hobbs

Richard Hobbs

Honorary Membership is given to a distinguished ecologist who has made exceptional contributions to ecology and whose principal residence and site of ecological research are outside of North America.

Richard Hobbs, a professor of restoration ecology at the University of Western Australia, is an innovative, collaborative scientist with proven capacity to bridge the fields of basic and applied ecology. He laid foundational work in the area of novel ecosystems, the theme of the forthcoming 2016 ESA Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fl., and his research focuses on applying ecology in a rapidly changing world. He promotes ample, fruitful debate within our community and beyond.

In addition to receiving his award, Dr. Hobbs will be at ESA’s annual meeting in Florida this August for a symposium on novel ecosystems and adaptive management in the anthropocene.

SYMP 17-3 – It’s a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world: Managing altered landscapes and new species combinations, Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 9:00 AM.


ESA will present the 2016 awards during the 2016 Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. The awards ceremony will take place on Monday, August 8, at 8 AM in the Floridian Ballroom AB, Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

Read about all of the 2016 award winners in the awards master post or as individual entries on Ecotone.

Author: Liza Lester

ESA's Communications Officer came on board in the fall of 2011 after a Mass Media Science and Engineering fellowship with AAAS and a doctorate in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Washington.

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