Tom Fenchel

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tom Fenchel
FRS
Born (1940-03-19) March 19, 1940 (age 76)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Alma mater University of Copenhagen
Occupation botanist
Employer University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University
Awards
Scientific career
Thesis The ecology of marine microbenthos IV : structure and function of the benthic ecosystem, its chemical and physical factors and the microfauna communities with special reference to the ciliated protozoa (1969)
Known for
Website
www1.bio.ku.dk/english/research/marinebiology/staff/?pure=en%2Fpersons%2F105357

Tom Michael Fenchel (born March 19, 1940 in Copenhagen) is a Danish marine ecologist and professor first at the University of Aarhus, later at the University of Copenhagen. He is a highly cited scientist[1] and known for, among other things, Fenchel's Law.

Education[edit]

Fenchel holds PhD (1964) and Doctor of Science (1969) degrees, both from the University of Copenhagen.

Awards and honours[edit]

He is a foreign member of the Royal Society[2] and a reviewing editor of the scientific journal Science.[3] He was the 1986 recipient of the ECI Prize of ecology and wrote the book [4] in the ECI Prize laureate series Excellence in Ecology. He served as president 2004-2008 of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters (he has been a member since 1976). In 2006 he was awarded the A.C. Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography.

He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters[5] and of the American National Academy of Sciences[6]

References[edit]