Thomas E. Lovejoy

Thomas E. Lovejoy is a conservation biologist who has worked in the Amazon since 1965.  He was the first to use the term “biological diversity” (1980).  He serves as Senior Fellow at the United Nations Foundation.  From 2008-2013 he was the Biodiversity Chair at The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment (a non-profit institution dedicated to improving the scientific and economic foundation for environmental policy through multi-sectoral collaboration among industry, government, academia, and environmental organizations).  He was President of the Heinz Center from 2002-2008.  
In 2010 he was elected University Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University.