Professor Chris Perrins LVO FRS

Professor Chris Perrins LVO FRS

Professor Chris M. Perrins


Name: Professor Chris Perrins LVO FRS
Position: Emeritus Fellow


1957: B.Sc (hons Zoology), London
1963: D.Phil., Oxford
1987: LVO
1993: H.M. Swan Warden
1988: Godman-Salvin Medal (British Ornithologists’ Union)
1992: RSPB Medal
1996: Honorary Fellow, Queen Mary & Westfield College
1997: FRS


American Ornithologists’ Union: Corresponding Member (1976), Life Fellow (1983)
Deutschen Ornithologen-Gesellschaft: Corresponding Fellow (1991), Life Fellow (2001)
Nederlandse Ornithologische Unie: Life Fellow (1992)
Sociedad Española de Ornithología: Life Fellow (2004)
International Ornithological Congress: President (1990 -1994)
European Ornithological Union: President (1993-1997)


Population dynamics and breeding biology of tits (Paridae), Mute Swans and seabirds.


Guilford, T.C., Meade, J, Freeman, R., Biro, D., Evans, T., Bonadonna, F., Boyle, D., Roberts, S. & Perrins, C.M. 2008. GPS tracking of the foraging movements of Manx Shearwaters Puffinus puffinus breeding on Skomer Island, Wales Ibis. In press.

Perrins, C.M., McCleery, R.H., Wheeler, D. & Groves, S. 2007. The effect of breeding status on the timing of moult in Mute Swans, Cygnus olor. Ibis 149, 86-90 | Read abstract/paper online

Charmantier, A., Perrins, C., McCleery, R.H. & Sheldon, B.C. 2006. Quantitative genetics of age at reproduction in wild swans: support for antagonistic pleiotropy of senescence. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 103, 6587-6592 | Read abstract/paper online

Charmantier, A., Perrins, C., McCleery, R.H. & Sheldon, B.C. 2006. Evolutionary response to selection on clutch size in a long term study of the Mute Swan. Amer. Nat. 167, 453-465 | Read abstract/paper online

Neto, J.M., Newton, J., Gosler, A.G. & Perrins, C.M. 2006. Using stable isotope analysis to determine the winter moult extent in migratory birds: the complex moult of Savi’s warblers Locustella luscinioides. J. Avian Biol. 37, 117-124 | Read abstract/paper online

Charmantier, A., Perrins, C., McCleery, R.H. & Sheldon, B.C. 2006. Age-dependent genetic variance in a life-history trait in the mute swan. Proc. R. Soc. B. 273, 225-232 | Read abstract/paper online

McCleery, R.H., Pettifor, R.A., Armbruster, P., Meyer, K. Sheldon, B.C. & Perrins, C.M. 2004. Components of variance underlying fitness in a natural population of the great tit Parus majorAmer. Nat. 164, E62-E72 |Read abstract/paper online

Perrins, C.M. (ed ). 2003. The New Encyclopedia of Birds. Oxford University Press, Oxford

Perrins, C.M. 2003. The status of Marsh and Willow Tits in the UK. Brit. Birds 96, 418-426.

Perrins, C.M., Cousquer, G. & Waine, J. 2003. A Survey of blood lead levels in Mute Swans Cygnus olor. Avian Pathology 32, 205-212.

Perrins, C.M. 2002. Common Swift (Swift). Pp. 443-445 in Wernham, C.V., Toms, M.P., Marchant, J.H., Clark, J.A., Siriwardena, G.M. & Baillie, S.R. (eds.) The Migration Atlas: movements of the birds of Britain & Ireland. T. & A.D. Poyser, London.