With Professor Rory Wilson, Professor of Aquatic Biology/Sustainable Aquaculture, Biosciences at Swansea University
Join Professor Rory Wilson, conservation hero, on World Penguin Day as he ‘spills the beans’ on some of the mind-blowing abilities of penguins! Professor Wilson is the world-leading expert in animal movement and part of a unique team based at Swansea University who have pioneered the tagging of animals to learn more about behaviours previously hidden from us.
Rory Wilson is a Professor of Aquatic Biology and Sustainable Aquaculture in the Department of Biosciences, Swansea University.
He is a world-leading researcher in the field of animal ecology. His research reflects his interest in how free-living animals modulate the energetic costs they have for activities, particularly how they manage their time and energy to forage most effectively.
Most of his research focuses on seabirds especially penguins, but he also works on marine mammals, turtles and fish, and terrestrial and arboreal mammals. He has published over 250 scientific papers including several in Nature and Science.
Professor Wilson won the coveted Rolex Award for Research Enterprise in 2006 for his work developing novel electronic tags to record movement and behaviour in unprecedented detail. His Daily Diary tag has revolutionised animal tracking and is now sold commercially.
He received his BA and MA from the University of Oxford and his PhD from the University of Cape Town.