Eddie Game

Lead Scientist

The Nature Conservancy

Nominated by Mark Tercek

The Nature Conservancy


Eddie Game is the youngest-ever lead scientist of The Nature Conservancy’s Asia Pacific Region and editor-in-chief of Conservation Letters, the conservation field’s top publication. In the face of today’s complex environmental challenges, scientists must be able to bridge the gap between the academic world and the NGO community. Eddie is pioneering a forest biodiversity measurement project that brings together world-class research with real-world application by recording and analyzing forest soundscapes, avoiding the current costly and inadequate methods of measurement that often lead to uncertainty about best forest management practices. Eddie’s has authored more than 50 papers on various aspects of conservation science, including the most highly-cited paper in conservation biology for 2016. He holds a PhD from University of Queensland, Australia, where he studied catastrophes, resilience and the theory of designing marine reserves.