George Branch is Emeritus Professor of Biological Sciences and the Marine Biology Research Centre at the University of Cape Town. His research covers rocky shores, estuaries, marine protected areas, and the ecosystem effects of fishing. Prof Branch is retired, but a ‘senior scholar’ member of staff and still actively involved with research and the supervision of postgraduate students. He is also involved in giving public educational talks on evolution, and with a running training course for teachers who are grappling with teaching evolution at school. He has been awarded several awards including a Fellowship of the University of Cape Town, a Distinguished Teachers Award, a Fellowship of the Royal Society of South Africa, the Gold Medal of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa, the Gilchrist Gold Medal for contributions to marine science, the International Temperate Reefs Award for Lifetime Contributions to Marine Science, and an Andrew Mellon Mentoring Fellowship.
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