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UCL Honorary Fellowship for Rick Battarbee

Conferment at September Degree Ceremony

UCL Honorary Fellowship for Rick Battarbee

On 7th September, Professor Rick Battarbee was made an Honorary Fellow of University College London, during the ceremony for the award of degrees to UCL’s 2011 geography graduates.

Rick gained his first degree at UCL in 1968, going on to obtain a D.Phil at the University of Ulster before returning to UCL Geography as a lecturer in 1976. He went on to establish the Environmental Change Research Centre at UCL which became a world-renowned centre for the analysis of long term trends in lakes, including atmospheric acid deposition, nutrient enrichment, climate change, and other environmental stressors. With colleagues, he also co-founded ENSIS Ltd. as the successful consultancy arm of the ECRC.

Rick has received awards from universities and scientific societies in Norway, Finland, Russia and China, a DSc from the University of London, and an Honorary DSc from the University of Ulster. In 2003 he was recognised as a “Pioneer of the Nation” by Queen Elizabeth II, and in 2006 elected Fellow of the Royal Society. He also received the Ruth Patrick Award of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography in 2009 and the Victoria Medal of the Royal Geographical Society in 2010.

He is now Emeritus Professor of Environmental Change in the Department and a Principal Research Associate.


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