Eminent scientist to address Bush Heritage supporters

Published 27 Feb 2013 
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Internationally renowned plant conservation biologist Professor Stephen Hopper AC will present a public lecture to Bush Heritage supporters in Albany on Tuesday 14 May.  A plant conservation biologist, best known for pioneering research leading to positive conservation outcomes in south-west Australia and for the collaborative description of 300 new plant taxa, Professor Hopper was the 14th Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew from 2006-2012 and the first non-Briton to hold this prestigious post. 

In 2012, Professor Hopper received the honour of Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for ‘eminent service as a global science leader in the field of plant conservation biology, particularly in the delivery of world class research programs contributing to the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems. 

In the same year he returned to the University of Western Australia to become the Winthrop Professor of Biodiversity and is based at the Centre for Excellence in Natural Resource Management in Albany.  Despite his illustrious career Professor Hopper’s biggest professional challenge is still ahead of him - he has to survive a post event dinner with the Bush Heritage West team!

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