A.G. HUNTSMAN AWARD
established in 1980 by the Canadian marine science community to recognize
excellence of research and outstanding contributions to marine sciences.
It is presented by the Royal Society of Canada. The award honours marine
scientists of any nationality who have had and continue to have a
significant influence on the course of marine scientific thought. The
Award is named in honour of Archibald Gowanlock Huntsman (1883– 1973), a
pioneer Canadian oceanographer and fishery biologist.
A.G. Huntsman Award was established through initial principal
contributions from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Natural Resources
Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia, and the Canadian Association of
Petroleum Producers. Additional endowment was later granted
from the LiFT Family Fund through Gift Funds Canada.
Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia is Honorary Patron of the A.G. Huntsman
A.G. Huntsman Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2018 A.G.
Huntsman Medal will be awarded to Dr. Terence P. Hughes (James Cook
University, Australia) in recognition of his innovative science for
sustainable management of coral reef biodiversity. The award
ceremony and public lecture will take place on November 20, 2018 at
the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
The lecture is titled "Global Warming is Transforming the
World's Coral Reefs".
HUGHES is Distinguished Professor, Director, driving force, and
intellectual leader of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre
of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. Comprising over 300
researchers and students, this team of ecologists, social
scientists, economists, lawyers and modelers is leading a worldwide
shift in coral reef science, away from earlier qualitative and
solely descriptive studies towards research that is quantitative,
predictive, and specifically designed to inform regional-scale
management of coral reefs and other marine ecosystems. Dr. Hughes
undertakes research that delivers environmental, economic, and
social benefits to countries and communities that rely on coral reef
biodiversity as a resource for fisheries and tourism.
HUGHES is one of the world's most highly cited coral reef
scientists. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, and
is the recipient of the Climate Change Award of the Prince Albert II
of Monaco Foundation, the Darwin Medal of the International Society
for Reef Studies, and an Einstein Professorship from the Chinese
Academy of Sciences. His appointments include the boards of the
Resilience Alliance, the Beijer Institute for Ecological Economics,
and the Red Sea Research Centre.