Elected: 2012
Discipline: Organismal and Environmental Biology
Professor Graeme Douglas Ruxton FRSE

Professor of Theoretical Ecology, University of St Andrews.

Professor Graeme Ruxton is a zoologist with research interests in evolutionary ecology and how evolution shapes the sensory interactions that organisms have with each other. His group’s empirical work on animal coloration and camouflage is internationally renowned. They look at camouflage, mimicry and signally between organisms; and how individuals can avoid detection or recognition by others, or otherwise mislead the senses of other individuals to their own advantage. After completing his PhD at the University of Strathclyde in 1992, Graeme spent three years at University of Edinburgh before joining the faculty of the University of Glasgow. He remained in Glasgow until 2013 when he became Professor of Theoretical Ecology at the University of St Andrews.