Elected: 1970
Discipline: Unspecified at this time
Professor George Mackenzie Dunnet CBE OBE FRSE
George Mackenzie Dunnet, Emeritus Regius Professor of Natural History in the University of Aberdeen was born on 19th April 1928 in Caithness and died in Copenhagen on 11th September 1995. In true Scots tradition, he was a man of parts – a distinguished ecologist, an accomplished taxonomist, a gifted teacher and respected chairman of government committees, where he applied his deep understanding of ecology to practical and policy issues. Few academics have been more influential in showing the relevance of academic ecology to nature conservation, the North Sea oil industry and fish farming. His most enduring achievement, however, is the establishment of the field station (Culterty) of Aberdeen University’s Zoology Department, as a centre for postgraduate research and training in ecology. He will be remembered with affection and gratitude by many generations of students from Britain and abroad who studied there.

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