Geoffrey Matthews

Geoffrey Vernon Townsend Matthews OBE FSB (16 June 1923 – 21 January 2013) was a British ornithologist and conservationist.[1]

Geoffrey Matthews
Born16 June 1923 (1923-06-16)
Died21 January 2013 (2013-01-22) (aged 89)
OccupationBritish ornithologist and conservationist

Biography

Born on 16 June 1923 and educated at Bedford School and at Christ's College, Cambridge, where he completed his doctorate and post-doctoral research, Geoffrey Matthews was director of research and conservation, 1955–1988, and deputy director, 1973–1988, at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge. He was also a professorial fellow at Bristol University between 1970 and 1990.[2]

Matthews died on 21 January 2013.[3]

Publications

  • Matthews, G. V. T. (1955). Bird navigation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Matthews, G. V. T. (1968). Bird navigation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Matthews, G. V. T. (1971). Vogelflug. München: Goldmann.
  • Matthews, G. V. T. (1973). Orientation and Position-finding by Birds. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199141364.

References

  1. ‘MATTHEWS, Geoffrey Vernon Townsend’, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2013 ; online edn, Feb 2013 accessed 18 Aug 2013
  2. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/science-obituaries/9838073/Geoffrey-Matthews.html
  3. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/feb/10/geoffrey-matthews


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