Georgina Mace, Who Formed Record of Endangered Species, Dies at 67
She received her bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Liverpool in 1975 and her PhD in zoology. In 1979 she studied biology at the University of Sussex. After completing her postdoctoral work at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, she returned to the UK and worked for the Zoological Society of London. Eventually she was promoted to science director. From 2006 to 2012 she worked at Imperial College London when she worked at University College London.
As a member of the Royal Society, she was named Lady of the British Empire in 2016.
Dr. Mace married Rod Evans in 1985, who survived them. In addition to him and her brother, three children survive, Ben, Emma and Kate; a grandchild; and another brother, Edward.
Dr. Mace was committed to restoring biodiversity and made an important contribution to a project called the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, which demonstrated the value of a healthy natural planet to the world’s people and their economies.
In a tribute on the British Ecological Society website, Professors Jon Bridle and Kate Jones of the Center for Biodiversity and Environmental Research at University College London wrote that Dr. Mace’s work “helped uncover the environmental emergency we are facing and that we have less than a decade to prevent. “
“Perhaps her most notable accomplishment,” they added, “was the way she calmly convinced an audience of this fact, while expressing her unwavering optimism that we still have time, more creative interaction with the rest to forge nature, which benefits from it. ” more than a wealthy minority, and one that may last more than just a few decades. “
Dr. Mace continued to work even after learning that she had cancer. “She never mentioned her illness to anyone unless she had to,” said her brother Peter, a doctor. “She didn’t want to be categorized by that. She wanted to get on with her life, get on with her job, which she enjoyed immensely. “