John Krebs#


John Krebs
Email:john.krebs 'at' zoo.ox.ac.uk
Membership Number:1654
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:ORGANISMIC & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Username:jkrebs
Elected:1995
Homepage: http://www.jesus.ox.ac.uk/fellows-and-staff/fellows/lord-krebs






Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2005 Principal of Jesus college, Oxford
  • 2000 - 2005 Chairman of the UK Food Standards Agency
  • 1988 - 2005 Royal Society Research Professor at Oxford
  • 1994 - 1999 Chief Executive of the Natural Environment Research Council
  • 1981 - 1988 EP Abraham Fellow of Pembroke College
  • 1975 - 1981 University Lecturer in Zoology in the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology
  • 1973 - 1975 Lecturer in Zoology at the University College of North Wales in Bangor
  • 1970 - 1973 Assistant Professor of Ecology at the University of British Columbia
  • 1970 DPhil at Pembroke College Oxford

Fields of Scholarship
  • Behavioural ecology of birds
  • Ornithology
  • Population biology
  • Quantitative and experimental behavioural ecology
  • Bioethics

Honours and Awards
  • Chairman of the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee (2010-2014)
  • Chairman of the UK Science and Technology Honours Committee (2008-2014)
  • Honorary Degrees
    • DSc University of Sheffield (1993)
    • DSc University of Wales (1997)
    • DSc University of Birmingham (1997)
    • DSc University of Exeter (1998)
    • DUniv University of Stirling (2000)
    • DSc University of Warwick (2000)
    • DSc Cranfield University (2001)
    • DSc University of Plymouth (2001)
    • DSc University of Kent (2001)
    • DSc Queen's University Belfast (2002)
    • DSc Heriot-Watt University (2002)
    • DSc South Bank University (2003)
    • DSc Lancaster University (2005)
    • DSc University of Guelph (2006)
    • DSc University of Aberdeen (2010)
    • DSc University of Newcastle upon Tyne (2012)
  • Fellowships
    • Fellow of the Royal Society (1984)
    • External scientific member of the Max Planck Society (1985)
    • President, International Society of Behavioural Ecology (1988-1990)
    • President, Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (1993-1994)
    • Member of Academia Europaea (1995)
    • Honorary Member, British Ecological Society (1999)
    • Honorary Fellow, Cardiff University(1999)
    • Foreign Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2000)
    • Foreign Member, American Philosophical Society (2000)
    • Honorary Fellow, German Ornithologists' Society (DO-G) (2003)
    • Foreign Honorary Member, US National Academy of Sciences (2004)
    • Fellow, Academy of Medical Sciences (2004)
    • Honorary Fellow, Pembroke College, Oxford (2005)
    • Honorary Fellow, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (2006)
    • Honorary Fellow, Zoological Society of London (2006)
    • Honorary Fellow, University of Wales Bangor (2007)
    • Honorary Fellow, The Salters Company and Freeman of the City of London (2007)
    • Honorary Member, UK National Heart Forum (2008)
    • Honorary Member, Association for Nutrition (2011)
    • Member, German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (2013)
  • Prizes, Awards and Medals
    • Nuffield Foundation Science Fellowship (1981)
    • Scientific Medal of the Zoological Society (1981)
    • Bicentenary Medal of the Linnaean Society (1983)
    • Frink Medal of the Zoological Society, London (1997)
    • Knighthood for services to Behavioural Ecology (1999)
    • Elliott Coues Award, American Ornithologists' Union (1999)
    • Association of the Study of Animal Behaviour Medal (2000)
    • Benjamin Ward Richardson Gold Medal, Royal Society for Promotion of Health (2002)
    • ISI Highly Cited Researcher (within top 0.5% of all scientists) (2002)
    • Wooldridge Medal, British Veterinary Association (2003)
    • Croonian Medal, Royal Society, London (2004)
    • Lord Rayner Memorial Medal (Royal College of Physicians) (2005)
    • Award for Outstanding Achievement (Society for Food Hygiene Technology) (2005)
    • Harben Gold Medal, Royal Institute of Public Health (2006)


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