A significant international award to Research Director Atte Moilanen for the promotion of nature conservation

News 2018-07-02 at 13:46
Atte Moilainen

Atte Moilanen, who leads one of the work packages of the IBC-Carbon project, has been granted a highly valued recognition for his contributions to conservation biology, the Distinguished Service Award by the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB).

The justification for the award mentions his outstanding contributions to the development of ecologically-based computational methods for conservation planning. The methods can be used to support conservation solutions that successfully trade off biodiversity values, costs and alternative land uses.

In particular, Atte Moilanen has advanced sustainable conservation solutions in Finland and abroad through the spatial conservation planning software Zonation. Zonation also plays a key role in the implementation of the IBC-Carbon project, which uses it to examine opportunities to safeguard forest biodiversity, carbon sequestration and other ecosystem services.

The award recognises top expertise in nature conservation. Past SCB award winners include Al Gore and David Attenborough. Moilanen is the first Finn to receive the Distinguished Service Award.

Warm congratulations from the IBC-Carbon team!

Atte Moilainen palkittavana
Atte Moilanen is receiving his Distinguished Service Award. Photo: Saija Kuusela.


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