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Dominic McCafferty appointed Editor in Chief of IBIS

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The BOU is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dominic McCafferty as the new Editor in Chief of IBIS.

Dominic is a Senior Lecturer at the Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment (SCENE) in the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. He studied the biophysical ecology of the Barn Owl for his PhD at the University of Edinburgh which was followed by postdoctoral research with the British Antarctic Survey. In 1999, Dominic joined the University of Glasgow and since then has undertaken a range of studies on vertebrates with a particular interest in physiological ecology. His current research deals with cold adaptation, behavioural thermoregulation and stress-related temperature responses of birds and mammals. Dominic has considerable publishing experience and is currently an Editorial Board member for the Journal of Thermal Biology and Editor of The Glasgow Naturalist.

On his appointment, Dominic commented “I am delighted to be appointed as the new Editor in Chief of IBIS. IBIS is a world class journal that serves the international ornithological community and influences science and conservation policy beyond its discipline. I look forward to working with authors, the editorial team and reviewers to provide high quality avian science to as wide a readership as possible in the years to come.”

Dominic will take up his post from 1 September when he will work alongside our outgoing Editor in Chief, Paul Donald, until the end of the year.

We are extremely grateful to Paul for his dedication to IBIS and the BOU during his 11 years editing IBIS, the last eight as our Editor in Chief.

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