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Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson

Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson (b 1966, Norway) is a professor of conservation biology. She has a particular interest in the hidden diversity of insects and fungi in dead trees and in the intricate and fascinating interactions in nature – and what they can mean for us.

Her book Insektenes planet was nominated for the Brage Prize in the popular science category in 2018, and has been translated into 20 languages. It became a Sunday Times bestseller and was named by the Smithsonian Institution as one of the 10 best science books of 2019.

She also received much acclaim for the children’s book Insektenes hemmeligheter, which has been translated in to Korean, Chinese, French and Swedish. 

Sverdrup-Thygeson published På naturens skuldre in 2020. This describes our interaction with nature and how our capacity to exploit it may simultaneously undermine the basis for human existence. She has also produced Dovendyret og sommerfuglen, a new picture book for young children.

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