Stephen Carpenter, a Nelson Institute affiliate, and a professor emeritus of integrative biology at the Center for Limnology, has been awarded the 2022 Blue Planet Prize by the Asahi Glass Foundation. Carpenter is being recognized for his outstanding achievements in and application of scientific research that have helped provide solutions to global environmental problems.
Presented annually since 1992, Carpenter is among only two individuals selected by the organization for the prestigious award. Carpenter and his fellow recipient will accept their awards and deliver commemorative lectures at ceremonies in October at the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University.
Carpenter shared, “I am challenged and humbled by the Blue Planet Prize. I deeply believe in the mission of the prize ‘to repair and preserve the ecosystems that keep us and the multitude of other species with whom we share the Earth alive and well.’ This mission is the greatest challenge of our time, and we all have much work ahead.”