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Indian biologist Kamal Bawa elected to Royal Society

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India’s noted biologist and ecologist, Kamal Bawa has been elected to the prestigious Royal Society in recognition of his pioneering contributions in the area of conservation science.

Bawa is a distinguished Biology professor at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

He will join former and current fellows such as Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking and about 80 Nobel laureates.

He is the second member of the University of Massachusetts faculty  to be elected a fellow of the Royal Society after Roger Davis.

About Royal Society

The Royal Society is a self-governing fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine.

The Society’s purpose is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

The Society identifies and supports the work of outstanding scientists. It supports researchers through its early and senior career schemes, innovation and industry schemes, and other schemes.