Trevor Price, PhD, Professor of Ecology and Evolution and member of the Committee on Evolutionary Biology, has been elected a Fellow of The Royal Society, an organization of many of the world's most eminent scientists and the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. There are ~1,700 Fellows and Foreign Members, including around 85 Nobel Laureates; this year, 60 scientists from around the world were elected Fellows or Foreign Members of the Society for their outstanding contributions to science.
Dr. Price is renowned for his work on the origin of species and the impact of evolutionary processes on biodiversity. His main research interests explore Himalayan biodiversity of birds and trees especially, the evolution of color vision in birds, and speciation processes focusing on birds as a model.
The Royal Society, founded in November 1660, and granted a royal charter by King Charles II as a self-governing Fellowship, serves a variety of roles: promoting science and its benefits; recognizing excellence and supporting outstanding science; providing advice for policy, education and public engagement; and fostering international and global co-operation. Each year, up to 52 Fellows and 10 Foreign Members are elected for life, following a rigorous peer-review process, from a group of around 800 candidates proposed by the existing Fellowship.
Congratulations to Dr. Price on this prestigious honor!