Full First Name(s)
Title (honorific)
Academic Qualifications
PhD (1973, University of Cape Town); BSc (Hon) (1964, University of Cape Town); BSc (1963, University of Cape Town)
Brief Biography (English)

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.

View profile for George Branch in: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2019). Legends of South African Science II. [Online] Available at: DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/assaf.2018/0036

Job Title
Emeritus Professor
Primary Organisation
University of Cape Town
Website Address for Primary Organisation
African Country
African Region
Southern Africa

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