Charles J. Krebs

Zoology, Animals, Physiology, Metabolism

Famous for writing Ecology: The Experimental Analysis of Distribution and Abundance (now in its fifth edition), a textbook used worldwide to teach ecology, and for his work on the Fence Effect.

"We should be conservative in the ways we deal with natural systems."

Birthdate
September 17, 1936

Birthplace
St. Louis, Missouri

Residence
Mayne Island, British Columbia

Family Members
  • Father: Lawrence Krebs
  • Mother: Jeanette Krebs
  • Spouse: Alice J. Kenney
  • Children: John and Elsie

Personality
Patient, makes lots of wise cracks, efficient, direct, organized, fair, confident, intimidating, even keeled, fun

Favorite Music
Beethoven’s 6th symphony (2nd movement)

Other Interests
Photography, classical music, skiing, hiking

Title
Emeritus Professor of Zoology

Office
Department of Zoology, University of BC, Vancouver, BC

Status
Semi-retired

Degrees
  • BSc (Biology) University of Minnesota, 1957
  • MA (Animal Ecology) UBC, 1959
  • PhD (Animal Ecology) UBC, 1962

Awards
  • Wildlife Society, Terrestrial Publication of the Year award, 1965
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, 1979
  • Killam Senior Fellowship, 1985
  • President’s Medal, University of Helsinki, 1986
  • Honorary doctorate, University of Lund, 1988
  • Sir Frederick McMaster Senior Fellowship, CSIRO, Australia, 1992
  • C. Hart Merriam Award, American Society of Mammalogists, 1994
  • Fry Medal, Canadian Society of Zoologists, 1996

Mentor

Dennis Chitty, professor at UBC and world expert on lemming cycles


Last Updated
March 28, 2011

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