Professor Robert Pressey

Professor Robert Pressey

Robert Pressey

Elected in 2010

Short citation at year of election

Pressey is recognised internationally for establishing the field of systematic conservation planning and continues to be one of its leading innovators. He led a world-wide shift towards translating the field’s concepts and techniques into actions on the ground, facilitated by his unique combination of scientific leadership and agency experience. His main scientific contributions are: new concepts and techniques that have increased the effectiveness of conservation planning across the world; a long series of intellectual advances that have progressively defined best-practice; conceptual and technical innovations related to the dynamics of biodiversity and human activities; and ground-breaking, intuitive software tools.

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