Year of Honorary Fellowship, 2020
Claire Kremen is Professor and President’s Excellence Chair in Biodiversity at University of British Columbia, where she leads the Interdisciplinary Biodiversity Solutions (IBioS) cluster. Her current research focuses on how to improve the connectivity and sustainability of farming landscapes through agricultural diversification. Previously, as professor at University of California, Berkeley, she co-founded the Center for Diversified Farming Systems and the Berkeley Food Institute. Her experience includes working for the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Xerces Society to establish protected areas and document biodiversity patterns in Madagascar. She was named a Macarthur Fellow in 2007 and Volvo Environment Prize Laureate in 2020, among other honors, and is a highly cited researcher (Clarivate Web of Science) with over 150 publications. She is chief editor of Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. Her entomological research includes studies of butterfly development and ecology; insects as indicators for conservation planning; insect biodiversity analyses, and insects as providers of pollination and pest control services.