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evolutionary biologist

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.


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.


  • Other Work

    • 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.


  • Other Interests

    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.

Alan Parker

Gertrude Ethel (Hill) Parker

Susan Mary Wallis

Nicola Claire Parker

Alan Leslie Parker