Fellow: Rutz
Elected: 2022
Discipline: Organismal and Environmental Biology
Professor Christian Rutz
Professor of Biology, University of St Andrews
Professor Christian Rutz has broad interests in behavioural and evolutionary ecology, advanced animal tracking technologies, conservation science and policy making, and research practice. A keen fieldworker, much of his research is driven by a deep curiosity about, and desire to protect, the natural world. Rutz is well-known for his studies on tool-using crows, his contributions to bio-logging science, and his efforts to improve research reproducibility. He is Founding President of the International Bio-Logging Society and Chair of the COVID-19 Bio-Logging Initiative. Rutz was a Rhodes Scholar, BBSRC David Phillips Fellow and Radcliffe Fellow, and is currently a National Geographic Explorer.