Professor Paul Racey
Visiting Professor


My early work was in mammalian reproductive biology, especially bats. In Aberdeen I established research groups in the ecology of temperate zone bats, animal energetics and molecular genetics in ecology and co-founded The Lighthouse Field Station for marine mammalogy. In my last decade in Aberdeen I established a research group in the ecology and conservation of Malagasy bats which led to the formation of the NGO Madagasikara Voakajy. In retirement, I continue to build the capacity of young bat biologists throughout the old world tropics.


1992 FRSE
1985 DSc (Aberdeen)
1972 PhD (London)
1968 MA (Cantab)
1965 BA (Cantab)


2009-present Regius Professor of Natural History (Emeritus), University of Aberdeen
2007-present Visiting Professor, Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus
1993-2009 Regius Professor of Natural History, University of Aberdeen
1987-1993 Head of Department of Zoology, University of Aberdeen
1973-1993 Lecturer (73-80), Senior Lecturer (80-85) and Professor (85-93) of Zoology, University of Aberdeen
1971-1973 Ford Foundation Research Fellow at the Unit of Reproductive Biology, University of Liverpool
1966-1971 Research Assistant, Wellcome Institute of Comparative Physiology, Zoological Society of London
1965-1966 Assistant Experimental Officer, Bee Department, Rothamsted Experimental Station

Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1326 291255
AddressDaphne du Maurier Building
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
TR10 9FE

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