Anne Magurran

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Anne Elizabeth Magurran FRSE (born 1955) is a British Professor of ecology at University of St Andrews in Scotland.[1] She is the author of several important books[2][1][3][4] on measuring biological diversity, and the importance for quantifying biodiversity for conservation. She has won numerous awards and honors, is regularly consulted for global assessments and analyses of biodiversity and conservation[2] and her research is often highlighted by journalists.[5][6]

Magurran has worked with Robert May and other leading biologists, including Helder Queiroz, whom she advised. Her research projects often focus are on tropical freshwater fish communities - specifically the Trinidadian guppy- in the Neotropics and India.[7]

Research and Career[edit]

Magurran completed her PhD at the University of Ulster on the biological diversity of native woodlands in Ireland.[8] She then went on to complete postdoctoral work at Bangor University and the University of Oxford. Throughout her career she has used fish communities to study biodiversity, the evolution of biodiversity, and on the role of predation in the evolution of social behaviour. She is now a professor at the University of St Andrews, where she is the university most cited female scientist.[9] Globally, she is the second most cited woman ecologist [10] and evolutionary biologist.[11]. She is an international counselor and advisor on issues of conservation related to biodiversity and engaged in the UN Convention on Biological Diversity[12] and in the World Economic Forum in 2018.[2][13]

Selected Awards and Honors[edit]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Magurran, Anne E. (1988). Ecological Diversity and Its Measurement. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 9780691084916.[1]
  • Magurran, A. E. 2004. Measuring biological diversity. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. ISBN 0-632-05633-9[2]
  • Magurran, Anne E. (2005). Evolutionary Ecology: The Trinidadian Guppy. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0198527853.[18]
  • Magurran, A. E. & R. M. May (eds.). 1999. Evolution of Biological Diversity. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-850304-0.[4]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Anne Magurran - University of St Andrews". risweb.st-andrews.ac.uk. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  2. ^ a b c d Magurran, Anne E. (2004). Measuring Biological Diversity. Wiley. ISBN 9780632056330.
  3. ^ Magurran, Anne E.; McGill, Brian J. (2010-11-18). Biological Diversity: Frontiers in Measurement and Assessment. OUP Oxford. ISBN 9780199580668.
  4. ^ a b Magurran, Anne E.; Britain), Royal Society (Great (1999). Evolution of Biological Diversity. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198503040.
  5. ^ Muth, Felicity. "Disproving Hollywood Stereotypes: The Bare Bones of Piranha Behaviour". Scientific American Blog Network. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  6. ^ Mirsky, Steve. "Needed: Info on Biodiversity Change over Time". Scientific American. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  7. ^ Magurran, Anne E. (2005-08-25). Evolutionary Ecology: The Trinidadian Guppy. OUP Oxford. ISBN 9780198527855.
  8. ^ Magurran, Anne (2010). "Anne Magurran". Current Biology. 20 (13): R545–R546. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2010.05.016.
  9. ^ "University of St Andrews organization profile". Google Scholar. Open Publishing. 2019-06-24. Retrieved 2019-06-24.
  10. ^ "Citation numbers list in ecology". Google Scholar. Open Publishing. 2019-06-24. Retrieved 2019-06-24.
  11. ^ "Citation numbers list in evolution". Google Scholar. Open Publishing. 2019-06-24. Retrieved 2019-06-24.
  12. ^ Magurran, Anne E. (2010-12-15). "Q&A: What is biodiversity?". BMC Biology. 8 (1): 145. doi:10.1186/1741-7007-8-145. ISSN 1741-7007.
  13. ^ "World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018 – Davos Summit". ERC: European Research Council. 2018-01-08. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  14. ^ "Royal Society announces first round of prestigious Wolfson Research Merit Awards for 2012 | Royal Society". royalsociety.org. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  15. ^ "Medals". Fisheries Society of the British Isles. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  16. ^ "Professor Anne Elizabeth Magurran FRSE". The Royal Society of Edinburgh. 2017-05-19. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  17. ^ "ZSL Awards". Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  18. ^ Magurran, Anne E. (2005-08-25). Evolutionary Ecology: The Trinidadian Guppy. OUP Oxford. ISBN 9780198527855.