Elected: 1976
Discipline: Organismal and Environmental Biology
Dr Margaret Barnes FRSE
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Margaret Barnes was originally trained as a chemist (as was her husband Harold Barnes, FRSE, who died in 1978) yet they became two of the most prominent marine biologists of the post-war years. Not only were they leading authorities on the biology of barnacles, they were also the founding editors of two marine science journals of high international repute. Harold was publishing before the war, but after marrying in 1945 their collaboration, both scientific and editorial, became so close it is difficult to separate the relative contributions that they made to marine science