Mark Burgman, Ph.D
Holding a PhD from Stony Brook University, Burgman has worked as a consultant ecologist and research scientist in Australia, the US, and Switzerland. He has published over 250 papers and chapters, and has authored seven books. He has served as the Adrienne Clarke Chair of Botany in the School of Botany at the University of Melbourne and the foundation director of ACERA (now the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis), which researches environmental and biosecurity risks. He founded the University of Melbourne’s Office for Environmental Programs, offering a cross-faculty environmental master’s degree.
During his time at Applied Biomathematics, Burgman helped to develop softwares for ecological modeling and risk assessment. Today, he is the Director of the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London and Editor in Chief of the journal Conservation Biology.