John H. Lawton#


John H. Lawton
Email:dandj 'at' snotrag.fsnet.co.uk
Membership Number:2395
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:ORGANISMIC & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Username:jlawton








Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2005 Chairman, Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution
  • 1999-2005 Chief Executive, Natural Environment Research Council
  • 1989-1999 Director, NERC Centre for Population Biology and Professor of Community Ecology, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London
  • 1985-1959 Professor (personal chair)
  • 1982-1985 Reader
  • 1978-1982 Senior Lecturer
  • 1971-1978 Lecturer, University of York
  • 1968-1971 Demonstrator in Animal Ecology, Department of Zoology, Oxford University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Theoretical and experimental population dynamics and community ecology
  • Impacts of global environmental change on populations, communities and ecosystems
  • Biological pest control
  • The use of controlled environment facilities for ecological research
  • Large scale patterns and processes in ecology
  • Biodiversity and conservation
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem processes
  • Environmental science/policy interface

Honours and Awards
  • 1987 President's Gold Medal of the British Ecological Society
  • 1989 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of London
  • 1996 ECI Prize in the Field of Terrestrial Ecology
  • 1996 British Ecological Society's Marsh Award for Ecology
  • 1997 CBE in The Queens Birthday Honours List
  • 1998 Kempe Award for Distinguished Ecologists, Sweden.
  • 1998 Zoological Society of London Frink Medal
  • 2001 Honorary Life Member, Royal Entomological Society
  • 2002 Society for Conservation Biology La Roe Award
  • 2004 Japan Prize, Science and Technology for Conservation of Biodiversity
  • 2005 KBE (Knighted) in the New Year Honours list
  • 2006 Elected member Academia Europaea
  • 2006 Ramon Margalef Prize in Ecology and Environmental Science,Catalonia
  • 2006 Fellowship of Imperial College 2006
  • 2007 Honorary Fellow of the Zoological Society of London
  • 2008 Foreign Associate of National Academy of Sciences
  • 2008 Foreign Honorary Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2008 Fellow of WF-UK, 2008
  • 2009 Honorary Member of the British Ecological Society
  • Honorary degrees: Lancaster 1993; Birmingham 2005; York 2005; Aberdeen 2006; East Anglia 2006


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