Marsh Ecology Award

2013 - Professor Kevin Gaston

Professor Kevin Gaston, Professor of Biodiversity and Conservation at the University of Exeter, is one of the most prolific and highly cited ecologists world-wide and the author of hundreds of publications and many books. Google Scholar lists over 600 publications, 37,000 citations and an H-index of 100! He is particularly well-known for his pioneering work on macroecology, spatial patterns in abundance and the underlying causes of rarity, and more recently for his work on urban ecosystems and issues associated with these, such as human-wildlife interactions and the impacts of light pollution. This novel interdisciplinary research is continuing following Kevin's appointment as Director of as a new multi-disciplinary centre at the University of Exeter, the Environment and Sustainability Institute which is pioneering research into improving the relationships between people and their environment. Through his exceptionally prolific research outputs, his contribution to the development of these new research areas and his international standing, Kevin is thoroughly deserving of the Marsh Award for Ecology.

Pictured right: Professor Kevin Gaston


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