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  • Determined and generous champion of protected-areas science and policy

    • Madhu Rao
    • Stephen Woodley
    • Nigel Dudley
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  • An inspirational advocate for adaptation, animal behaviour and natural history.

    • Darrell J. Kemp
    • Ronald L. Rutowski
    • Leigh W. Simmons
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  • A visionary conservationist, deep thinker and versatile scholar who challenged the field of conservation to reflect on itself and its purpose in inclusive ways.

    • Erin Betley
    • Mary E. Blair
    • Georgina Cullman
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  • Ecosystem ecologist who made fundamental contributions to carbon cycle science and advocated for the next generation of scientists

    • Xi Yang
    • Dennis Baldocchi
    • Hualei Yang
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  • A visionary and interdisciplinary scientist who brought a fearless passion to everything she did, inspiring all those around her.

    • Simon van Vliet
    • Martin Ackermann
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  • Expert field palaeontologist who made many key discoveries about early human evolution in East Africa.

    • Louise N. Leakey
    • Robert A. Foley
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  • Archaeologist who emphasized the importance of chronology in understanding Palaeolithic Europe, and laid the framework for the archaeology of modern human origins.

    • Robert Foley
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  • Researcher who studied fundamental questions about sexual selection, and an inspiring and kind colleague and friend.

    • Tracey Chapman
    • Paula Stockley
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  • Primate palaeontologist and passionate advocate for diversity in human origins research.

    • John Rowan
    • Patricia Princehouse
    • Kevin T. Uno
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  • Quantitative geneticist who made fundamental contributions to understanding the nature of genetic variation.

    • Peter D. Keightley
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  • Far-sighted palaeontologist who guided the Dinosaur Gallery at London’s Natural History Museum, with interests in dinosaurs, early tetrapods and palaeoneurology.

    • Stig Walsh
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  • Founder of conservation biology, expansive thinker and inspiring mentor.

    • M. Sanjayan
    • Kevin R. Crooks
    • L. Scott Mills
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  • Bat biologist and inspirational mentor who developed the concept of aeroecology.

    • M. Brock Fenton
    • Sharon Swartz
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  • Conservationist who changed how we think about threats to biodiversity.

    • Stuart L. Pimm
    • Peter H. Raven
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  • Pioneer of evolutionary developmental biology and supportive mentor.

    • Gregory A. Wray
    • Eric S. Haag
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  • Primatologist who gave voice to animal communication and cognition.

    • Jacinta Beehner
    • Thore Bergman
    • Joan B. Silk
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