Rory Wilson#


Rory Wilson
Email:r.p.wilson 'at' swansea.ac.uk
Membership Number:4814
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:ORGANISMIC & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Username:rwilson
Elected:2018
Homepage: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/science/biosciences/r.p.wilson


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2004 - present Chair in Aquatic Biology, Biosciences, College of Science, Swansea University, Swansea, Wales, UK.
  • 2000 - 2004 Research scientist, Institut für Meereskunde, Kiel, Germany
  • 2000 (3 months) Professor at the National Institute for Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1990 - 2000 Research scientist, Institut für Meereskunde, Kiel, Germany
  • 1990 (3 months) Researcher (Chargé de Recherche 2), CNRS, Centre d'Etudes Biologiques des Animaux Sauvages, Niort, France
  • 1987 - 1990 Guest researcher, Institut für Meereskunde, Kiel, Germany
  • 1986 - 1987 Post-doctoral scholarship, Department of Zoology, University of Göteborg, Sweden
  • 1986 (4 months); Visiting Research Scientist, Bamfield Marine Station, Bamfield, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1980 - 1985 Scientific Officer, FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Fields of Scholarship
  • Animal behavioural ecology
  • Animal energetics
  • Animal movement ecology
  • Technological advances for studying wild animal ecology
  • Technology for informing animal conservation

Honours and Awards
  • 2006 ROLEX Award for Research Enterprise
  • 2015 Listed in the BBC Power List of Top 50 Most Influential Conservationists
  • 2015 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (F.R.S.B.)
  • 2015 Elected Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales

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