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Jane Lubchenco

Jane Lubchenco

Professor Jane Lubchenco ForMemRS

Foreign Member

Elected: 2004


Jane Lubchenco is a marine ecologist whose wide-ranging interests include marine conservation biology, climate change and interactions between the environment and human wellbeing. She has a specific interest in the ecology of rocky intertidal shores. Alongside her oft-cited research efforts, Jane’s championing of both science communication and science-based policy-making has led her into a distinguished career in scientific leadership.

Jane served as the President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) from 1997–1998, the Ecological Society of America from 1992–1993 and the International Council of Science from 2002–2005. More recently, she returned to the faculty at Oregon State University after a four-year term leading the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Amongst the numerous awards she has received in recognition of her work are a Pew Scholarship in 1992, a MacArthur fellowship in 1993 and the AAAS Public Understanding of Science and Technology Award in 2005.

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Organismal biology, evolution and ecology
    • Plant sciences / botany, Ecology (incl behavioural ecology), Organismal biology (including invertebrate and vertebrate zoology), Environmental biology
  • Other
    • Science policy, Scientific information provision, Public understanding of science


  • Blue Planet Prize

    No citation available for this award.

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