Daniel H. Janzen Wins 2011 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award

Daniel H. Janzen, DiMaura Professor of Conservation Biology, has been awarded the 2011 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology category for his contributions to the study of tropical ecology and the conservation of tropical ecosystems.

Janzen’s work earned him several honors including the 2003 John Scott Award from the City Trusts of Philadelphia, the Kyoto Prize in Basic Biology in 1997 and the first Crafoord Prize in biology, awarded by the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences in 1984. He also won the Albert Einstein World Award for Science presented by the World Cultural Council in 2002. Janzen, a former MacArthur Fellow, joined Penn’s faculty in 1976 and was awarded the School’s Ira H. Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching.

The BBVA Foundation promotes research in the social and environmental sciences. The Frontiers Awards aim to honor world-class research and artistic creation, specifically those contributions that carry a lasting impact and the ability to break through boundaries.

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