NERC congratulates Defra's new Chief Scientist
1 May 2012
NERC congratulates Professor Ian Boyd on his appointment as Defra's Chief Scientific Adviser.
Professor Boyd has been associated with NERC for many years. He has been Director of the Sea Mammal Research Unit in St Andrews, one of NERC's partner institutes, since 2001.
From 1987-2001 he worked for NERC's British Antarctic Survey, where his research interests were focused on the behavioural and physiological ecology of Antarctic seals and the ecology and management of the Southern Ocean.
He takes up his new role with Defra in September.
For more information see the Defra press release .
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