Lloyd Spencer Davis


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´┐╝Lloyd is the creative mind behind Adelie Productions. He has a PhD in Zoology from the University of Alberta, Canada, and he has been a scientist and university lecturer for over thirty years. He is the author of over 110 scientific publications and, as a scientist, he has won numerous awards, including:
prize_winnera Fulbright Award
prize_winnera Prince and Princess of Wales Scientific Award, and
prize_winneran Anzac Fellowship.

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He is, or has been, the New Zealand representative on international scientific committees dealing with subjects from Antarctica to Animal Behaviour, from Penguins to the whole area of Ornithology. He was the senior editor of the landmark text Penguin Biology (Academic Press, San Diego) and the senior author of the treatise Penguins (Poyser, AC Black/Helm, London and Yale University Press, New Haven).

However, Lloyd's first love is the popularization of science and he has attempted to do that with his popular writing and filmmaking. His interest in photography supplements the writing and also helps keep him in tune with nature.
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He established and was the Director of the world's first university-based course devoted to natural history filmmaking. Currently he holds the inaugural Stuart Chair in Science Communication at the University of Otago and is the Director of New Zealand's first centre devoted to science communication. He has received an award from the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology recognizing his service in communicating science to the public.

His current projects include a book on monkeys and a film about Ansel Adams.