Professor Carsten Rahbek appointed President-elect
The International Biogeography Society has appointed Professor Carsten Rahbek, director of the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate at University of Copenhagen, as President-Elect. The society brings together scientists from across the world in studying Nature’s biogeographical patterns and processes, including evolution, ecology and biodiversity conservation.
In accordance with the society’s tradition, Carsten Rahbek is appointed President-Elect for a two-year period, followed by a two-year presidency and finally a two-year period as Past-President.
His nomination took place on the 12th January at the society’s research conference in Miami, Florida which hosted more than 700 participants.
Prominent recognition to Carsten Rahbek’s team of researchers
At the same conference Associate Professor Miguel Araújo from the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate received the prestigious MacArthur & Wilson Award.
This award, which is targeted at early career investigators, is given to an individual for a notable and innovative contribution to biogeography.
Associate Professor David Nogués-Bravo, also from the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, is elected to the board of the International Biogeography Society together with Associate Professor Catherine Graham from Stony Brook University in USA, a close collaborator of the center. Overall, these appointments reflect the international positioning of Danish research in biogeography and biodiversity.