Elected: 2016
Discipline: Earth Sciences and Chemistry
Professor John Birks
Professor Emeritus, University College London
Professor John Birks is an internationally acclaimed scientist who has published more than 20 books and 400 publications. His research achievements are in the field of Quaternary science and environmental history. This includes quaternary palaeoecology – linking pollen analysis and vegetation history with modern ecology; and quantitative palaeoecology – using numerical methods to analyse numerical palaeoecological data.