Dolph Schluter

Evolution and Ecology

Completing Darwin's work on evolution by unlocking the mysteries of how natural selection drives the origin of new species.

"The diversity of life is the most astonishing thing to happen in the universe since the Big Bang, and we need to understand it better if we hope to preserve it."

Birthdate
May 22, 1955

Birthplace
Dorval, Quebec

Residence
Vancouver, British Columbia

Family Members
  • Father: Antoine Schluter, mechanical designer and engineering technician
  • Mother: Magdalena Nieman Schluter
  • Two brothers, two sisters
  • Wife: Andrea Schluter, naturalist, painter and writer
  • Daughter: Magdalen Schluter

Favorite Music
Johann Sebastian Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin

Title
Professor

Office
University of British Columbia

Status
Working

Degrees
  • BSc University of Guelph, 1977
  • PhD University of Michigan, 1983

Awards
  • Young Investigators Prize, American Society of Naturalists, 1985
  • Charles A. McDowell Medal, UBC, 1995
  • Killam Research Prize, UBC, 1996
  • President's Award, American Society of Naturalists, 1997
  • Fellow, The Royal Society of London, elected 1999
  • Fellow, The Royal Society of Canada, elected 2001
  • Rosenblatt Award, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, 2006
  • Sewall Wright Award, American Society of Naturalists, 2007
  • Killam Research Prize, UBC, 2008

Mentor

Ron Brooks, biology professor at Guelph who introduced him to evolutionary biology and fieldwork. Peter Grant, PhD supervisor who showed it was possible to test fundamental ideas in biology through field study and good observation skills.


Last Updated
July 24, 2013

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