Yadvinder Malhi reappointed to the Natural History Museum Board

Man crouching among bluebells with trees behind

The Prime Minister has reappointed Yadvinder Malhi as a member of the board of Trustees of The Natural History Museum.

Yadvinder Malhi, Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery Director has been appointed by the Prime Minister for a four-year term which commenced on 13 April 2024.

Yadvinder commented: “I am delighted to be serving for a further four years as a Trustee of the Natural History Museum, and to be able to support this amazing institution in research and policy engagement to restore our relationship with the natural world, so that people and nature thrive within a vibrant biosphere and a stable climate”.

Professor Yadvinder Malhi CBE FRS is Professor of Ecosystem Science at the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford; Director of Oxford’s Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery and a Jackson Senior Research Fellow at Oriel College, Oxford.

His research interests focus on how the living world is responding to global environmental change including climate change, how protecting and working with nature can help mitigate and adapt to climate change and how we can enable nature recovery at scale and reverse the ongoing global decline in biodiversity. Much of his research has focused on tropical forests and savannas, but recent work has also explored the challenge of nature recovery in the UK.

He is past-President of the British Ecological Society and the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation and is passionate about increasing global equity in the practice of science and conservation.

Congratulations Yadvinder!