Marsh Award for Marine and Freshwater Conservation
This Award is run in partnership with the Zoological Society of London and recognises an individual for his or her contributions of fundamental science to the conservation of marine and freshwater ecosystems.
A ZSL judging panel, consisting of experts in the field, offer their knowledge and expertise to select an Award winner.
The Zoological Society of London is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity whose mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.
(2015 Awards were presented in 2016)
The 2015 winner is Paul Thompson
Paul is a distinguished marine conservation scientist, with a research focus on how environmental change and human disturbance affect seabird and marine mammal populations. He has an excellent publication record on these topics and is also very active in professional service, giving advice to governments, companies and NGOs on how to avoid and mitigate environmental damage. Paul has sat for a number of years on high-level advisory groups, including Marine Scotlandís Scientific Advisory Panel and NERCís Special Committee on Seals. He has made a profound difference to the conservation status of Scotlandís marine ecosystems, providing expert advice and scientifically rigorous evidence. He is a positive role model for conservation in a non-confrontational way, and of the merits of an evidence-based approach to policy.
Pictured: (top) Paul receiving his Award from John Beddington (ZSL President) and Brian Marsh (MCT Chairman)
The Zoological Society of London