Paul Brakefield


Ecology and Conservation Biology

10th edition | 3rd edition

Professor of Zoology and Director of the University Museum of Zoology at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)


Professor of Zoology at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) and Director of the University Museum of Zoology. An evolutionary biologist, he has researched extensively on Bicyclus anynana, an African butterfly which he uses to study the genes that regulate specific developmental mechanisms, how the way in which development builds morphologies can contribute to shaping evolutionary trajectories, and the roles of metabolic, physiological and morphological traits in ecological adaptation. President of the Linnean Society of London and a foreign member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences.