March 4, 2024


The Cornell Lab of Ornithology introduced today that it has actually selected its following exec supervisor.

Ian Owens, a recognized transformative biologist as well as gallery supervisor, will certainly take the helm of the 106-year-old organization in July 2021.

Owens will certainly replace John Fitzpatrick, the Lab’s exec supervisor because 1995, that introduced his retired life in 2014.

In Fitzpatrick’s 25-plus years, he directed the company from having a team of a couple of loads to its existing dimension of 250 team as well as $35 million yearly operating expense. He will certainly stay on team for a while at the Lab as well as will certainly remain to be a teacher atCornell University

In enhancement to leading the Lab, Owens will certainly additionally hold a visit as teacher in the Department of Ecology as well as Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University’s College of Agriculture as well as Life Sciences (CALS).

Originally from Yorkshire, England, Owens has 25 years of experience functioning as a teacher as well as department chair at Imperial College London, and also as a supervisor at both the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History as well as the Natural History Museum of London.

“As the following supervisor of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ian Owens will certainly welcome what the Lab means as well as relocate us onward via the 21st century, to proceed the amazing successes we have actually made in scientific research as well as outreach, as well as to notify preservation as nothing else company on the planet can,” claimed Linda Macaulay, the chair of the Cornell Lab’s management board as well as co-chair of the search board.

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She emphasized the mix of abilities as well as experience that made Owens the Lab’s leading option, mentioning his prominent scholastic profession, deep understanding of management as well as funds, thoughtful management design, as well as long-lasting love of birds.

“To have the opportunity to operate at the Lab, it’s practically tempting,” Owens claimed. “This is a team of wise, extremely imaginative individuals devoted to making use of birds as a means to open nature for an enormous neighborhood. It’s one of the most amazing point I might ever before perform with my life.”

Learn extra regarding this information on the Cornell Lab’s site.

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