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Biographical entry Bellwood, David Roy

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Born
Yorkshire
Occupation
Ichthyologist

Summary

David Bellwood is a leading expert on the evolution and ecology of reef fishes, his research focusing on the functional role that fishes play on coral reefs, and how reefs have changed through evolutionary time. He has made major contributions to our understanding of biogeography and the conservation of coral reefs, particularly the origin and maintenance of biodiversity hotspots, reef resilience, and the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem function. In 2015 Bellwood was appointed Distinguished Professor in Marine Biology at James Cook University.

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1086 - 1986
Career position - Postdoctoral Consultant, Silliman University, Philippines
1978
Career position - Assistant Scientific Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Lowestoft, United Kingdom
1979
Career position - Assistant Scientific Officer, British Museum (Natural History), London
1980
Education - BSc, University of Bath, United Kingdom
1985
Education - PhD, James Cook University
1988 - 1991
Career position - Research Associate, Marine Biology Department, James Cook University
1991
Career position - Senior Research Fellow, Marine Biology Department, James Cook University
1991 - 1994
Career position - Lecturer, Marine Biology Department, James Cook University
1995 - 1998
Career position - Senior Lecturer, Marine Biology Department, James Cook University
1999 - 2003
Career position - Associate Professor, Marine Biology Department, James Cook University
2003 - 2015
Career position - Professor of Marine Biology Department, James Cook University
2015 -
Career position - Distinguished Professor, Marine Biology Department, James Cook University
2015
Award - K. Radway Allen Award, Australian Society for Fish Biology
2016 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science

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