Professor Pat Monaghan receives Frink Award

Issued: Mon, 18 Jun 2018 18:27:00 BST

The Zoological Society of London has honoured Professor Pat Monaghan, the University's Regius Professor of Zoology, with the Frink Award - the Society's highest award for zoologists.‌Prof Pat Monaghan receives Frink Award 650

Professor Geoff Boxshall FRS, Secretary of the Zoological Society of London, said: "Pat is a leading evolutionary ecologist who has been hugely influential in the study of animal behaviour.  She has been fundamental in fields as diverse as seabird ecology, aging and life-history evolution, and sexual-selection research, and her citation record places her amongst the top 10 behavioural ecologists worldwide. 

"Pat has been elected to the prestigious Academia Europaea, where she serves on the selection committee of the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology section.  Pat produces high-quality work at an astounding rate, with more than 200 publications in primary literature, and she has written and edited books on avian ecology and animal behaviour.  This major body of work has contributed to many research fields in important and defining ways. 

"Pat has supervised more than 40 PhD students, which is a stunning legacy in itself.  In short, Pat is an exceptional scientist, mentor and role model, and an outstanding member of the scientific community.  It is with enormous thanks and appreciation that we present Pat with the Society’s Frink Award."

The award was presented by Professor Sir John Beddington CMG FRS, President of the Zoological Society of London.