Robert McCredie May, Baron May of Oxford(1936-), Zoologist
Sitter in 3 portraits
Robert May holds a Professorship in the Department of Zoology jointly at Oxford University and Imperial College, London. Australian-born, he was President of the Royal Society (2000-2005), and Chief Scientific Adviser to the British Government and Head of the UK Office of Science and Technology (1995-2000). His work as a research scientist deals with factors influencing the abundance of plant and animal species and with the rates, causes and consequences of extinction.