Mr. Andrew Gonzalez
Andrew Gonzalez is Professor, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and Liber Ero Chair in Biodiversity Conservation in the Department of Biology, McGill University. His research is focused on the cause and consequences of biodiversity change. He is an ISI highly cited researcher (2019, 2020) – a distinction given to the top 0.1% of the world’s researchers, across 21 research fields. He is the founding Director of the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science a large research network of more than 120 researchers and 800 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers distributed across 13 universities in Quebec. He is the co-Chair of the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Networks (GEO BON) an international network that contributes to effective management policies for the world’s biodiversity and ecosystem services. He was member of the Executive Council of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, and member of the Expert Panel on Biodiversity Science for the Council of Canadian Academies in 2010. He has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos (2016, 2017) and TEDx. He is co-founder of the environmental consultancy and spin-off company eco2urb.