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Rotary International Presidential Peace Conference 2018
Rotary International Presidential Peace Conference 2018

Professor Ben Oldroyd

Professor Ben Oldroyd

Professor of Behavioural Genetics, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW

Biography

Ben Oldroyd is Professor of Behavioural Genetics at the University of Sydney. Ben completed a BSc(Agr) in 1980, PhD at the University of Sydney in 1984 and a Doctor of Science in 2005. Ben’s research focuses on the behavioural genetics of honey bees, the evolution of social behavior and evolution more broadly. Ben is also heavily involved with the Australian beekeeping industry, including helping beekeepers breed better, healthier strains. Ben has made important contributions to understanding the genetic basis of worker sterility in honey bees. His book Asian Honey Bees: Biology, Conservation and Human Interactions (Harvard University Press) is the authoritative text on the subject.  Ben has authored nearly 300 scientific papers on bees and social insects.