Eminent Antarctic researcher recognised by Australian Academy of Science

Congratulations to Professor Steven Chown from the Monash University School of Biological Sciences on being named a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.

Professor Steven Chown, Director of SAEF and Environmental Theme Leader of RISE.

Congratulations to Professor Steven Chown from the Monash University School of Biological Sciences on being named a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.

Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science are among the nation’s most distinguished scientists, elected by their peers for ground-breaking research and contributions that have had clear impact.

Twenty-two Australian scientists were named as Fellows for 2021 including Professors Rob Hyndman, and Arthur Christopoulos, also from Monash University.

Professor Chown is widely recognised as a pre-eminent authority on the biodiversity and conservation of Antarctic systems. His work has also revolutionised the way in which information on the environmental responses of animals is understood at global scales, unveiling not only the nature of adaptation, but also the way in which its limits constitute problems for life in changing circumstances. He is regarded as a leader in science policy and conservation policy for the Antarctic.

Currently, Professor Chown is the Director of Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future, a Special Research Initiative of the Australian Research Council, hosted by Monash University.

“The Australian Academy of Science plays an especially strong role in advancing the importance of science to society, especially through the work of its distinguished Fellows” said Professor Chown. “I am deeply honoured to be recognised in this way.”


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