Ben Sheldon#


Ben Sheldon
Membership Number:5321
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:ORGANISMIC & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Elected:2020
Homepage: https://zoology.web.ox.ac.uk/people/professor-ben-sheldon



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2016 - present Head of Department, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
  • 2011 - 2016 Associate Head of Department, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
  • 2004 - present Luc Hoffmann Chair in Field Ornithology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
  • 2004 - present Director, Edward Grey Institute, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
  • 2000 - 2005 Royal Society University Research Fellow, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
  • 1999 - 2000 Senior Res Fellow, Swedish Natural Sciences Research Council, Evolutionary Biology Ctr, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • 1997 - 1998 Assistant Professor in Animal Ecology, Department of Zoology, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • 1995 - 1997 NERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 1993 - 1995 Swedish Natural Science Research Council Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept of Zoology, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • 1990 - 1993 PhD in Zoology, Department of Animal & Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield
  • 1986 - 1989 B.A. (Hons) Natural Sciences (Part II Zoology), Cambridge University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Animal behaviour
  • Behavioural ecology
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Ornithology

Honours and Awards
  • 2020 Linnean Medal of the Linnean Society of London
  • 2020 Elected Fellow of the Linnean Society
  • 2019 University of Oxford Award for “Exemplary leadership, at the highest level, under the most challenging circumstances”
  • 2018 EO Wilson Award of the American Society of Naturalists
  • 2017 Honorary Fellow of the American Ornithological Society
  • 2016 President, Portland Bird Observatory
  • 2013 Wolfson Merit Award of the Royal Society
  • 2009 ERC Advanced Grant
  • 2005 Scientific Medal of the Zoological Society of London
  • 1998 Outstanding New Researcher Award of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour

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