FORA.tv Speaker - Tim Flannery

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Biography

Tim Flannery has written such books as the definitive ecological histories of Australia (The Future Eaters) and North America (The Eternal Frontier). He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers.

As a field zoologist he has discovered and named more than thirty new species of mammals (including two tree-kangaroos) and at 34 he was awarded the Edgeworth David Medal for Outstanding Research.

He is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and The Times Literary Supplement and has edited and introduced many historical works, including The Birth of Sydney, The Diaries of William Buckley and The Explorers. He received a Centenary of Federation Medal for his service to science and in 2002 he became the first environmentalist to deliver the Australia Day address to the nation.

Tim Flannery spent a year as professor of Australian studies at Harvard, where he taught in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. In Australia he is a leading member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, which reports independently to government on sustainability issues.

Tim Flannery was named Australian of the Year the day before Australia Day on 25th January 2007.

4 Programs

Tim Flannery: Here on Earth - Welcome to FORA.tv

07.11.11 | 00:33:36 min | 2 comments

Tim Flannery: Here on Earth - The Long Now Foundation

05.03.11 | 01:35:14 min | 4 comments

Tim Flannery: Here on Earth

04.25.11 | 00:54:35 min | 1 comment

Tim Flannery: Now or Never

05.12.10 | 00:58:02 min | 3 comments