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Tropical biologist Thomas E. Lovejoy was instrumental in establishing the field of conservation biology, introducing the term "biological diversity" to the scientific community in 1980. He is currently biodiversity chair at the Heinz Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment in Washington, DC, and previously served as the World Bank's chief biodiversity adviser, senior adviser to the president of the United Nations Foundation, and on councils under Presidents Reagan, the first Bush, and Clinton. Lovejoy received the 2001 Tyler Prize for environmental achievement.

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