Environmental Sciences

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Bill Laurance

Distinguished Professor
Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Studies
James Cook University


William Laurance is a Distinguished Research Professor at James Cook University in Cairns, Australia, and holds an Australian Laureate Fellowship, one of Australia’s highest scientific awards. He also holds the Prince Bernhard Chair in International Nature Conservation at Utrecht University, Netherlands.

Research Interest

Protected areas, climatic change, the impacts of roads and other infrastructure on biodiversity, and conservation policy.

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