Professor Yadvinder Malhi, Co-Director of the Oxford Martin TNC Climate Partnership, and Professor of Ecosystem Science at Oxford's School of Geography and the Environment, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world's most eminent scientists, living and working in the UK and the Commonwealth, and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Since its origins in the 1600s, over 8000 Fellows have been elected to the Society, including Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin. Current fellows include Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins and Tim Berners-Lee.
On receiving the news of his election, Professor Malhi said, "I'm delighted, humbled and honoured. I hope the honour can be seen to also reflect the work done by my colleagues, collaborators and students (past and present) around the world to advance the science and conservation of tropical ecosystems."
Yadvinder Malhi was previously the Director of The Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests, an Oxford Martin School programme that ran from 2008-2015. He is a Jackson Senior Research Fellow at Oriel College.