Alan Mark

Sir Alan Mark is one of New Zealand's leading plant ecologists, specialising, among other things, in the ecology of alpine areas. He is also a long-time conservationist who has played a key role in linking science with conservation. He has been a president of Forest & Bird (1987-1990); is a fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand; and was made a knight for his conservation work in 2010. Now retired, he is still actively involved in conservation.