Robert Poulin (zoologist)

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Robert Poulin is an evolutionary ecologist specialising in the ecology of parasitism. He is a professor of zoology at the University of Otago.

Biography[edit]

Robert Poulin grew up in Canada, taking his bachelor's degree in aquatic biology at McGill University, Montreal and gaining his doctorate at Université Laval, Quebec City. He became a researcher in Quebec.[1] He moved to New Zealand in 1992, where he is a professor of zoology, leading a research group studying parasite ecology at the University of Otago.[2]

He has written numerous papers and book chapters: his Evolutionary Ecology of Parasites has been cited at least 1671 times; his co-written Parasites in food webs: the ultimate missing links has been cited over 500 times; his Parasite Biodiversity and four other works have each been cited over 400 times; 12 other works have been cited over 200 times each. In all he has been cited at least 26,899 times, with an h-index of 81 and an i10-index of 431.[3]

Poulin is married with two sons.[1]

Awards and Distinctions[edit]

Poulin became a Fellow of the New Zealand Royal Society in 2001, and won the New Zealand Association of Scientists' Research Medal the same year.[1] In 2002 he was awarded a James Cook Research Fellowship] by the Royal Society.[1] In 2007 he won the Robert Arnold Wardle Award of the Canadian Society of Zoologists.[1] In 2011 he won the Hutton Medal of the New Zealand Royal Society.[1] He was awarded the University of Otago's Distinguished Research Medal in 2013.[1]

The North African tortoise pinworm Tachygonetria poulini is named for him.[1]

Books[edit]

Authored[edit]

  • Poulin, R., & Morand, S. (2004). Parasite biodiversity. Smithsonian Books.
  • Poulin, R. (2007) [1998]. Evolutionary ecology of parasites (2nd ed.). Princeton University Press. (1st ed. Chapman and Hall)

Edited[edit]

  • Poulin, R., Morand, S., & Skorping, A. (Eds.). (2000). Evolutionary Biology of Host-Parasite Relationships: Theory meets Reality. Elsevier.
  • Poulin, R. (Ed.). (2002). Parasitology - Parasites in Marine Systems (Supplement, No. 124, Parasitology). Cambridge University Press.
  • Morand, S., Krasnov, B. R., & Poulin, R. (Eds.). (2006). Micromammals and macroparasites: From evolutionary ecology to management. Springer, 647p.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Dougherty, Ian. "The accidental parasitologist". University of Otago Magazine. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Professor Robert Poulin". University of Otago. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Robert Poulin". Google Scholar. Retrieved 2 March 2018.