We are delighted to announce that Professor Alex Kacelnik, FRS, has recently been awarded the ASAB Medal. The Medal is awarded annually for contributions to the science of animal behaviour - through teaching, writing, broadcasting, research, or for work on behalf of the association.
Professor Kacelnik, an Emeritus Professor of Behavioural Ecology in the Department, said: "I am honoured and humbled by this award. Niko Tinbergen’s programme for the science of animal behaviour has been a beacon through my career so far, and continues to be so. Techniques and interests change, but Tinbergen’s conceptual distinction and identification of biologically relevant levels of explanation is as fresh today as it was half a century ago. To be considered worthy of this medal by ASAB, the flagship learned society for Niko’s research programme, is profoundly rewarding."