Kamal Bawa Current Affairs - 2019
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Eminent Ecologist Kamal Bawa has been elected as Fellow to the London based prestigious Royal Society. He was chosen in recognition of his pioneering contributions in the field of conservation science.
With this, he joins former and current eminent fellows of Royal Society such as Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking etc.
About Dr. Kamal Bawa
- Bawa is India’s most prominent biologist and an evolutionary ecologist.
- He is a professor of Biology at the prestigious of Massachusetts University of Boston, US.
- He is the founder President of Bengaluru based Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE).
- For his contribution to environmental research he has been bestowed with Midori Prize for Biodiversity (2014), Gunnerus Award in Sustainability Science (2012).
About Royal Society
- Established: in 1660. It is one of oldest society still in existence for science.
- Headquartered: London.
- Recognises and promotes excellence in science for the benefit of humanity.
- It is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, medicine and engineering.