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Geoffrey Alan Parker

Geoffrey Alan Parker, British evolutionary biologist. Senior research fellow University Cambridge, 1978-1979, Nuffield Science research fellow, 1982-1983, SERC senior research fellow, 1990-1995; numerous other citations, since 1981.


  • Parker, Geoffrey Alan was born on May 24, 1944 in Warrington, Cheshire, England. Son of Alan and Gertrude Ethel (Hill) Parker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Zoology with 1st class honors, University Bristol, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology, University Bristol, 1969. Master of Arts, University Cambridge, 1979.


    • From assistant lecturer to senior lecturer University Liverpool, 1968-1980, reader, 1980-1989, professor, 1989-1996. Professor Zoology Derby, since 1996. Member organizing committee Dahlem Conference 1986, 1985.


    • Consultant editor: Animal Behaviour, 77-78, 80-82. Member editorial board: Heredity, 1983-1988, Ethology, Ecology and Evolution, 1989-1995, American Naturalist, 1991-1992, Journal Evolutionary Biology, 1991-1996, Proceedings of Royal Society London, Series B, since 1991. Contributor numerous science articles to professional journals.


    Honorary secretary, treasurer Partridge Wyandotte Club Great Britain, 1987-1994, vice president, chairman, since 1994. Council member Poultry Club Great Britain, 1988-1992. Fellow Royal Society London.

    Member British Ecological Society, Association for Study of Animal Behaviour (council member 1979-1982), American Society Naturalists, International Society for Behavioural Ecology (council member 1986-1988), European Society for Evolutionary Biology.



    Breeding, showing and judging exhibition bantams, playing jazz clarinet, local bands.


    • Married Susan Mary Wallis, July 29, 1967 (deceased September 1994). Children: Nicola Claire, Alan Leslie.
    • father: Alan Parker
    • mother: Gertrude Ethel (Hill) Parker
    • spouse: Susan Mary Wallis
    • children: Nicola Claire Parker
    • Alan Leslie Parker
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    Born May 24, 1944
    (age 73)
    • 1965
      University Bristol
    • 1969
      University Bristol
    • 1979
      University Cambridge
    • 1968 - 1980
      From assistant, lecturer to senior lecturer University Liverpool
      Reader, West Virginia, United States
    • 1980 - 1989
      From assistant, lecturer to senior lecturer University Liverpool
      Reader, West Virginia, United States
    • 1996
      professor, Zoology Derby