Michael Begon

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Michael Begon ( Michael E. "Mike" Begon; * 1951 ) is a British biologist and professor of ecology. Together with the ecologists Colin R. Townsend and John L. Harper , he wrote the textbooks Ecology and Essentials of Ecology, which are also widely used in German-speaking countries .

Begon completed his Ph.D. in 1975. Worked at the University of Leeds and moved to the University of Liverpool . There he is now professor of ecology at the School of Biological Sciences. His main interest is the population ecology and genetics of insects. He is currently researching the Great Gerbil in Kyrgyzstan . In his free time he plays tennis and soccer and supports Liverpool FC .


  • with Martin Mortimer & David J. Thompson: Population ecology. Blackwell Publishing, 1981; 2nd edition 1986; 3rd edition 1996, ISBN 1-4443-1375-4
  • with Colin R. Townsend & John L. Harper : Ecology: Individuals, Populations and Communities. Blackwell Publishing, 1986; 2nd edition 1990; 3rd edition 1996; 4th edition 2006, ISBN 1-4051-5198-6
  • with Colin R. Townsend & John L. Harper: Essentials of Ecology. Blackwell Publishing, 2000; 2nd edition 2003; 3rd edition 2008, ISBN 1-4443-0534-4

Web links


  1. Ecology: From Individuals to Ecosystems in the English Wikipedia