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Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch
Michael Cherry, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch
E-mail: MIC@sun.ac.za Michael Cherry is a professor of zoology at Stellenbosch University. He holds an honours degree in zoology from the University of Cape Town, and a doctorate from Balliol College, Oxford, and has been a visiting fellow at Bristol University. His research is on the evolution of signals used by animals, particularly in the context of mate choice. Since 1989 he has been contributing South African correspondent for Nature, the weekly international, interdisciplinary journal of science, and in 2007 he served as secretary to the panel of judges for the Nature awards for creative mentoring in science in South Africa. He has also been a consulting editor for the journal Animal Behaviour, and was editor of the South African Journal of Wildlife Research from 2004 to 2007.