Volvo Environment Foundation recognizes Harold Mooney

mooney_newsThe Volvo Environment Foundation has awarded its annual environment prize to HAROLD MOONEY, the Paul S. Achilles Professor of Environmental Biology and senior fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment.

The foundation noted that 2010 has been declared the International Year of Biodiversity. Mooney, it said on its website, “is a leading voice in the biology of global change and has been widely recognized for scientific excellence and outstanding accomplishment. He has championed the idea that biodiversity is a key piece in ecosystem functioning, contributing to the shift in perspective from a species-centered approach to one based on ecosystems and the services they provide to humanity.”

The foundation added, “During this International Year of Biodiversity, recognition of the work of Professor Mooney is appropriate and timely. He has truly engaged in performing leading science in a broad spectrum of critical areas, connecting the scientific community into performing major syntheses and scientific assessments. In all of his work, Professor Mooney has involved diverse stakeholders from all parts of the world with the aim of informing policy making to bring about lasting development that is positive for present and future generations as well as for the ecosystems that support them.”

Mooney will be recognized during a November ceremony in Stockholm.