Professor David Macdonald
David Macdonald holds a Research Fellowship in Wildlife Conservation at Lady Margaret Hall, and was deeply involved in creating the first Fellowship in any British university dedicated to biological conservation, just as the WildCRU was also the first such research unit.
His scientific background is in behavioural ecology, with an emphasis on carnivores, although his research has spanned published studies on organisms from moths to penguins and even, occasionally, plants. As both the WildCRU, and the whole field of conservation, have evolved, the work has become inter-disciplinary. More recently Dr Macdonald’s biological writings are increasingly enmeshed in issues of environmental policy, economics and research strategy.
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