David Lindenmayer

David Lindenmayer is a Professor of Ecology and Conservation Biology at the Australian National University’s Fenner School of Environment and Society.

Professor David Lindenmayer currently runs 5 large-scale, long-term research programs in south-eastern Australia, primarily associated with developing ways to conserve biodiversity in reserves, national parks, wood production forests, plantations and on farm land.

His greatest achievement has been helping more than 50 students complete their post-graduate Ph.D or MSc degrees. He has written more than 1130 scientific articles (including 775 papers in peer-reviewed international journals) and 38 books on forest ecology and management, forest and woodland biodiversity, conservation in agricultural landscapes, the ecology and management of fire and conservation science and natural resource management.

He is a member of the Australian Academy of Science and the New York Academy of Science, winner of the Eureka Prize (twice), Whitely Award (six times), the Australian Natural History Medal, and the Serventy Medal for Ornithology.

David Lindenmayer was awarded a prestigious 5-year Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship in 2013, an Order of Australia in mid-2014, and in 2019 won the Whittaker Medal for International Ecology and was elected to the Ecological Society of America.



“Not only is our unique natural heritage under threat, but the consequences for agriculture, tourism, and the economy may be catastrophic.“



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The National Climate Emergency Summit will convene practitioners, advocates, governments, youth leaders and industry innovators to unpack what a climate emergency response could look like at local, national, and global levels.



Four strategic priorities will steer the Summit Program, presenting a focused conference program of plenary and breakout sessions.

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The Summit Program aims to attract a wide range of participants to help define and align key strategy and action that supports an emergency-scale transition.