Fenton, M(elville) Brockett 1943-

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FENTON, M(elville) Brockett 1943-

PERSONAL: Born October 20, 1943, in Mackenzie, Guyana; son of Paul Mortimer (a manager) and Jean Melville (a teacher; maiden name, Tudhope) Fenton; married Eleanor Ruth Feely (a librarian), May 10, 1969. Education: Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, B.Sc. (with honors), 1965; University of Toronto, M.Sc., 1967, Ph.D., 1969.

ADDRESSES: Home—25 St. Georges Rd., Islington, Ontario M9A 3T2, Canada. Office—Department of Biology, York University, North York, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada; fax: 416-736-5721. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, began as assistant professor, became professor of biology, 1969-86; York University, North York, Ontario, professor of biology, 1986—, department chair, 1986-94, and associate vice president for research and faculty. Rockefeller University, visiting associate professor, 1976; Cornell University, visiting professor, 1985-86. Canadian Council of University Biology Chair, member. Royal Ontario Museum, research associate in mammalogy, 1969—; member of scientific advisory board, Bat Conservation International, 1985-93, Young Naturalist Foundation, 1990-93, Lubee Foundation, 1990—, and World Wildlife Fund of Canada, 1993—.

MEMBER: Canadian Society of Zoology (president, 1992), American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society of Mammalogists, Animal Behavior Society, Association for Tropical Biology.

AWARDS, HONORS: A. B. Howell Award, American Society of Mammalogists, 1969; OCUFA Teaching Award, 1986; 3M teaching fellowship, 1993; Gordin Kaplan Award, Canadian Federation of Biological Societies, 1993.


Just Bats, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1983.

Communication in the Chiroptera, Indiana University Press (Bloomington, IN), 1985.

(Coeditor) Recent Advances in the Study of Bats, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1987.

Bats, Facts on File (New York, NY), 1992, revised edition, 2002.

(And photographer) The Bat: Wings in the Night Sky, Swan Hill Press (Shrewsbury, England), 1998.

(Editor, with Thomas H. Kunz) Bat Ecology, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 2003.

Contributor to scientific journals, including Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Journal of Mammalogy, Journal of Tropical Ecology, Molecular Ecology Notes, Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, Canadian Journal of Zoology, Lancet, and Ecoscience.



Canadian Book Review Annual, 1998, review of The Bat: Wings in the Night Sky, p. 425.

Choice, February, 1999, G. Stevens, review of The Bat, p. 1985; January, 2002, G. Stevens, review of Bats, p. 906.

Kliatt Young Adult Paperback Book Guide, January, 1999, review of The Bat, p. 33.

Publishers Weekly, August 24, 1998, review of The Bat, p. 42.

SciTech Book News, September, 2001, review of Bats, p. 73.


York University: M. Brock Fenton Home Page, http://www.biol.yorku.ca/grad/faculty/mbrock.htm (October 21, 2004).*

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