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Deakin University's Professor John Endler has been honoured by the Australian Academy of Science.
Professor Endler, a researcher within Deakin's Centre for Integrative Ecology (CIE), has been made a Fellow of the Academy.
Representing Australia’s leading research scientists, the Australian Academy of Science annually honours a small number of Australian scientists for their outstanding contributions to science, by election to the Academy.
The Academy's citation for Professor Endler reads: Revolutionising the understanding of how animals perceive the world and pioneering the new science of sensory ecology.
Professor Endler has broad interests in the area of overlap between Evolution, Ecology, Animal Behaviour, Sensory Ecology, Sensory Physiology and Environmental Biophysics.
His main interest is in the joint effects of these factors on adaptation and using integrated principles from all of these fields to make and test explicit predictions about the direction of evolution under specified and changing environmental conditions.
"I offer my heartiest congratulations to John," said Deakin's Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Lee Astheimer.
"This is big news for him, and for Deakin."
Through the CIE Deakin has brought together what has been described as the greatest aggregation of avian biologists in the Southern Hemisphere.
Professor Endler's latest recognition confirms that standing.
He and his fellow Australian Academy of Science Fellows will be admitted and present summaries of the work for which they have been honoured at the Academy’s annual three-day celebration, Science at the Shine Dome, in May in Canberra.