Andrew Gonzalez

Andrew Gonzalez

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Dr. Andrew Gonzalez is Professor and Liber Ero Chair in Biodiversity in the Department of Biology, McGill University.

He obtained his PhD in ecology from Imperial College, London. He then spent four years as an assistant professor at the University of Paris VI, before moving to McGill University in 2003 where he now holds the Liber Ero Chair in Conservation Biology. He is the founding director of the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science and co-Chair of the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON). He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Major research interests include:

  1. impacts of human-caused global change on biodiversity and ecosystems
  2. rapid evolution
  3. theories explaining the maintenance and loss of biodiversity
  4. the application of network science to the design of connected landscapes.

Andy is an ISI highly-cited researcher. He has spoken at TEDx and at the World Economic Forum on the sixth mass extinction and resilient ecosystems for urban sustainability. He is also the co-founder of the environmental consultancy Habitat.

Participation in GEO Events