CORVALLIS, Ore. — Marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco of Oregon State University will share a $200,000 award for leadership in conservation and sustainability policy. The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports that she is a co-winner of the 2015 Tyler Prize, a top honor in environmental science, environmental health and energy. The other winner is Madhav Gadgil, a forestry and environmental leader at India’s Goa University. Both were honored for work connecting science with cultural and economic considerations. Lubchenco is a distinguished professor of marine biology at Oregon State and a leading voice for protecting oceans. She was administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from 2009 to 2013. The State Department recently named her the first U.S.
Sustainability needs leadership more than any other contribution. There is plenty of theory about sustainable futures. Taking the journey will need courage, foresight nd integrity.