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Rotary International Presidential Peace Conference 2018
Rotary International Presidential Peace Conference 2018

Professor Saul A. Cunningham

Professor Saul A. Cunningham

Director, Fenner School of Environment and Society, College of Science, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT

Biography

Saul Cunningham commenced as Director of the Fenner School for Environment and Society at the Australian National University in 2017. Prior to this role he spent 17 years with CSIRO in Canberra. Pollination has been a major theme in his research. He has published papers on the importance of crop pollination to food production in the world’s major science journals. His research team has worked on pollination of a range of crops in Australia, including Almonds, Apples, Faba beans and Canola. Along the way he has worked with farming industry groups, local landholder groups, and a wide network of international colleagues with shared interests. In 2015 the Ecological Society of Australia honoured Saul with the “Australian Ecology Research Award.” He was a contributor to the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) assessment report on Pollination and Food production, published in 2016.