Robert James (Sam) Berry

Sam Berry (1934-), ecological geneticist, has pursued field studies of the effects and expression of genes in populations of dog whelks, limpets, rats and especially mice in relation to natural environments, identifiying the 'founder effect' in populations of mice on Scottish islands including Skoholm and the Isle of May.  Between 1974 and 2000 he was Professor of Genetics at UniversityCollege London.  His books include the co-authored Genes in Ecology (1992) and a number of 'New Naturalist' titles including Inheritance and Natural History (1977) and Islands (2009).  A longstanding member of the Research Scientists Christian Fellowship, now called Christians in Science, he has written and spoken widely on relations between science and religion, medical ethics and relations between nature conservation and Christianity.

  • Birth name Robert James (Sam) Berry
  • Born 1934 Lancashire, UK
  • Occupation University Professor
  • Disciplines Ecology, Genetics
  • Education University of Cambridge, University College London

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