Professor Dave Goulson

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Dave Goulson is a Professor of Biology at the School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex. He has published more than 400 articles on insect ecology and conservation and written 6 popular science books which have been translated into 19 languages.

Professor Dave Goulson

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Dave Goulson is a Professor of Biology at the School of Life Sciences, the University of Sussex. He has been fascinated by insects his entire life and has studied bumblebees and other pollinators for the last 30 years.

Dave has published more than 400 scientific articles on insect ecology and conservation and has written 6 popular science books. These include the bestsellers A Sting in the Tale (2013), The Garden Jungle (2019) and Silent Earth (2021). His books have been translated into 19 languages.

Dave founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006, a charity which has grown to 12,000 members. He was Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s Social Innovator of the Year in 2010; presented with the Zoological Society of London’s Marsh Award for Conservation Biology in 2013; elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2013; given the British Ecological Society Public Engagement Award in 2014 as well as the Zoological Society of London’s Clarivate Award for Communicating Zoology in 2020.

In 2015 he was named number 8 in BBC Wildlife Magazine’s list of the top 50 most influential people in conservation. In 2018, 2019 and 2020 he was named as a “Highly Cited Researcher” by Thompson ISI (Institute for Scientific Information). Dave is an “Ambassador” for the UK Wildlife Trusts and president of Pesticide Free Scotland.

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