Carleton University’s Jean-Guy Godin, Chancellor’s Professor of Biology and a leading authority on the behavioural ecology of fishes, has recently been elected a fellow of the Linnean Society of London in recognition of his lifetime research contributions to our understanding of the evolution of animal behavioural adaptations for survival and reproduction in the wild. The Fellowship is international and includes world leaders in each branch of biology who use the society’s premises and publications to communicate new advances in their fields. In addition to this honour, Prof. Godin is the recipient of several other honours and awards of achievement, including fellow of the Animal Behavior Society.
About the Linnean Society of London:
The Linnean Society of London is the world’s oldest active biological society. Founded in 1788, the society takes its name from the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778) whose botanical, zoological and library collections have been in its keeping since 1829. The society has a remarkable and illustrious history. It was at a meeting of the society in 1858 that papers from Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace outlining the theory of evolution by natural selection were first presented. The Linnean Society promotes the study of all aspects of the biological sciences, with particular emphasis on evolution, taxonomy, biodiversity and sustainability. As it moves into its third century the society continues to play a central role in documenting the world’s flora and fauna – as Linnaeus himself did – recognizing the continuing importance of such work to biodiversity conservation.
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