Tim Flannery

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Birthday
28, 1956
Birthplace
Australia
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
28, 1956 (age 63)
Birthplace
Australia

About

Best known as a leader of the Australian Climate Commission, this environmental activist and Macquarie University professor also contributed to the fields of paleontology and mammalogy.

Before Fame

A native of coastal Victoria, Australia, he studied English at La Trobe University before earning graduate degrees in science from Monash University and the University of New South Wales.

Trivia

His numerous honors include the Australian Humanist of the Year prize, the Centenary of Federation Medal, and the Colin Roderick Award.

Family Life

He and his wife, Alexandra Szalay, co-wrote a 1998 scientific work titled Tree Kangaroos: a Curious Natural History.

Associated With

Naturalist and documentary filmmaker David Attenborough lauded Flannery's research on mammalian evolution in Australia and Asia.