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Dr. Jurgenne

Chief Mangrove Scientific Advisor of the Zoological Society of London

Jurgenne Primavera has BS Zoology, PhD Marine Science (University of the Philippines Diliman) and MA Zoology (Indiana University) degrees. She has around 130 scientific papers, reviews, manuals, books and other publications and serves as board member and scientific adviser of various organizations. Among her recent activities are leading a survey team that assessed post-Haiyan mangrove damage and recovery in Eastern Samar-Leyte; lead authoring two manuals on mangrove rehabilitation and pond-mangrove reversion.

She was elected to the Swedish Royal Academy on Agriculture and Forestry, Royal Belgian Academy for Overseas Sciences, Phi Kappa Phi, and other honor societies. She was named Scientist Emerita of SEAFDEC/AQD upon retirement in 2007, one of 30 Time Magazine Heroes of the Environment and 50 DOST Men and Women of Science in 2008, and a University of the Philippines Distinguished Alumni Awardee in Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development in 2009. Presently she is Chief Mangrove Scientific Advisor of the Zoological Society of London and Co-Chair of the recently established Mangrove Specialist Group of the IUCN.




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