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Pye, Prof. (John) David locked


Born 14 May 1932; s of Wilfred Frank Pye and Gwenllian Pye (née Davies); m 1958, Dr Ade Pye (née Kuku), Sen. Lectr, UCL, retd

Professor of Zoology, Queen Mary and Westfield College (formerly Queen Mary College), University of London, 1973–91, now Emeritus Professor, Queen Mary, University of London


Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School for Boys, Mansfield; University Coll. of Wales, Aberystwyth (BSc 1954, 1st Cl. Hons 1955); Bedford Coll., London Univ. (PhD 1961). FZS 1956; FLS 1980; MInstP 2001, FInstP 2003


Research Asst, Inst. of Laryngology and Otology, London Univ., 1958–64; Lectr in Zoology, 1964–70, Reader, 1970–73, King’s Coll. London; Head of Dept of Zoology and Comparative Physiology, Queen Mary Coll., 1977–82. A founder Dir, QMC Instruments Ltd, 1976–89. Linnean Society: Editor, Zoological Jl, 1981–85; Editl Sec. and Mem. Council, 1985–91; Vice-Pres., 1987–90; Mem., IEE Professional Gp Cttee E15, Radar, Sonar, Navigation and Avionics, 1983–86. Member Editorial Boards: Zool Soc., 1972–77, 1978–83, 1985–90; Jl of Exper. Biol., 1974–78; Jl of Comp. Physiol. A, 1978–96; Bioacoustics, 1987–. Royal Institution: Associate Mem., 1979–92; Mem., 1992–2002 (Hon. FRI 2002); delivered Friday discourses 1979, 1983, and televised Christmas Lects for Children, 1985–86; co-organizer, discussion evenings, 1994–2002; Mem. Council, 1999–2002; Vice Pres., 2001–02. Life Mem., Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. Life Fellow RSPB


Bats, 1968; (with G. D. Sales) Ultrasonic Communication by Animals, 1974; (ed with R. J. Bench and A. Pye) Sound Reception in Mammals, 1975; Polarised Light in Science and Nature, 2001; articles and research papers


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