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Meagher, Prof. Thomas Robert free

Meagher, Prof. Thomas Robert free


Born Oakland, Calif 23 Nov. 1952; s of William Richard Meagher and Martha Meagher (née Bischoff); m 1977, Dr Laura Reinertsen

Professor of Plant Biology, University of St Andrews, since 1999


Univ. of S Florida (BA Hons Botany 1973); Duke Univ., N Carolina (PhD 1978)


Duke University: teaching asst, Botany Dept, 1973–74; NIH Grad. traineeship, Univ. Prog. in Genetics, 1974–78; Res. Associate, 1978–82, Res. Scientist, 1983, Botany Dept; Temp. Instructor, Zool. Dept, 1984; Res. Scientist, Botany Dept, 1984–87; Asst Prof., 1987–90, Associate Prof., 1990–98, Prof., 1998–99, Rutgers Univ.; Dir, Centre for Evolution, Genes and Genomics, Univ. of St Andrews, 2004–12. Fulbright Schol., Dept of Pure Maths and Math. Stats, Univ. of Cambridge, 1982–83. Vis. Scientist, Univ. of Edinburgh, Royal Botanic Gdn, 1995–96; Hon. Prof., Scottish Crop Res. Inst., 2003–. Member: Sci. Adv. Council, 2004–09, Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Task Force, 2012, DEFRA. Natural Environment Research Council: Mem., 2007–13; Chairman: Neomics Expert Wkg Gp, 2010; Adv. and Implementation Gp, Envmtl Omics Synthesis Centre, 2012–. Mem. Council, 2010–16, Chair, Educn and Outreach Cttee, 2010–16, Soc. for Study of Evolution. Trustee: Royal Botanic Gdn Edinburgh, 2013–; St Andrews Botanic Gdn, 2014–. Member, Editorial Board: Evolution, 1988–93, 2007–17; Amer. Naturalist, 1990–93; Molecular Ecology, 1992–99; Jl of Evolutionary Biology, 1993–96; Heredity, 2000–17; Ecology Letters, 2001–04


contributor: Plant Reproductive Ecology: patterns and strategies, 1988; Sexual Dimorphism in Plants, 1999; (with C. Vassiliadis) Genes in the Environment, 2003; contrib. learned jls incl. Amer. Naturalist, Amer. Jl of Botany, Annals of Botany, Biological Conservation, Biological Jl Linnean Soc., Biometrics, BioScience, California Jl of Sci. Educn, Conservation Letters, Crop Sci., Ecology, Ecol. Applications, Evolution, Evolutionary Ecology Res., Genetics, Genetic Res., Heredity, Jl of Evolutionary Biology, New Phytologist, Phil Transactions of Royal Soc., Proc. of Royal Soc., Theoretical and Applied Genetics, Theoretical Population Biology


French horn (Mem., Scottish Vienna Horn Soc.)


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