PETER CONVEY - BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY, U.K.
Pete Convey is a terrestrial ecologist with 24 years experience of working with BAS and in a wide range of polar environments (15 summers and one winter south, six Arctic (Svalbard field or teaching periods). He has broad and diverse research interests, with over 200 publications in these fields, including:
· Antarctic ecosystems as models to identify the past and future global consequences of climate change
· Evolution and life history strategies of Antarctic terrestrial biota
· Integration of biological and physical research disciplines
· Biogeography of Antarctic terrestrial invertebrates, plants and microbes
· Palaeobiogeographical reconstruction of Antarctica, and the use of molecular biological techniques in combination with traditional approaches
· human impacts, conservation and management in Antarctica
Pete is an ‘Individual Merit’ (IMP) senior research scientist (NERC Band 3) at BAS, working within the core ‘Ecosystems’ Programme, and until recently was Principal Investigator of the preceding BAS core ‘BIOFLAME’ programme. He is very active in the development of international Antarctic science priorities and collaborative research programmes through the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), being Co-Chair of the SCAR Science Research Programme ‘Evolution and Biodiversity in Antarctica’, and previously a founding member and steering committee member of the ‘Regional Sensitivity to Climate Change in Antarctica’ research programme. He has been an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Birmingham since 2000, and is a Guest Lecturer at UNIS, Svalbard, and a Visiting Professor at the National Antarctic Research Centre, University of Malaya, Malaysia. He has supervised seven (completed) PhD students, and six current PhD and Master’s students, and is a STEM Ambassador (educational and public outreach).
He has been a member of the International Steering committee of the 3rd and 4th SCAR Open Science Conferences (~1,000 participants), and the 10th SCAR Biology Symposium (~300 participants), and is Co-Chair of the International Scientific Organising Committee of the Fifth SCAR Open Science Conference. He is a member of the editorial advisory panel or Associate Editor for the journals Global Change Biology and BMC Ecology, and a guest editor for two journal special issues and three other volumes. He is a member of the SCAR Action Group on Prediction of Changes in the Physical and Biological Environments of the Antarctic.