Born in the UK, Professor Barrett obtained his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley and is an evolutionary biologist with interests in the evolution of plant reproductive systems and the ecology and genetics of invasions. Over his 40-year academic career at the University of Toronto, where he is now Emeritus University Professor, he has published over 300 scientific articles, edited five books, and has trained ~55 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, many of whom are now successful university faculty. For 14 years he was Canada Research Chair in Evolutionary Genetics at the University of Toronto. He has been elected to the fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada, the Royal Society of London, and is an Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2015 he was awarded the Flavelle Medal of the Royal Society of Canada for outstanding contributions to the biological sciences. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Sewall Wright Award given by the American Society of Naturalists and the Premier’s Discovery Award for Life Sciences and Medicine given by the Ontario Government. Professor Barrett is a former President of the Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, the flagship biological journal of the Royal Society of London.
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