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Dee Boersma received the British Ornithological Union's Godman-Salvin Prize

Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 10:45

Biology Professor Dee Boersma received the British Ornithological Union’s Godman-Salvin Prize during the Pacific Seabird Group’s annual conference banquet in February 2024. BOU Council awards honor an individual’s distinguished ornithological work.

“To have the British honor me is high praise,” Boersma said. “I just hope we can reduce the impact of people on the natural world.”

Boersma was selected for excellence in scientific research, practical conservation, scientific monitoring and dissemination of science for public awareness. The committee particularly noted her devotion to documenting varying aspects of penguins’ lives and her contribution to understanding the conservation of all species.

Boersma directs the Center for Ecosystem Sentinels and is a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature SSC Penguin Specialist Group. As a scientific fellow for the Wildlife Conservation Society, she also leads research on Magellanic Penguins.

Congratulations, Dee!

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