Archive of Michael Majerus

Administrative / Biographical History

(1954-2009), Fellow of Clare College, 1991 - 2009, ecological geneticist. Born in Middlesex in 1954, he developed an interest in insects at an early age. In particular Majerus was known for his work on Lepidoptera and Coccinellidae. Dr Majerus spent two years at the University of Keele before becoming a postdoctoral Research Associate in the Dept of Genetics and the University of Cambridge in 1980 where he remained until 1987. He was a University Lecturer 1987-2001, Teaching Fellow of Clare College, 1991-2009, Reader in Evolution, 2001-2009 and Professor of Evolution, 2006-2009. Dr Majerus was also a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and President of the Amateur Entomologists' Society, 2006-09.

Related Material

Some of Dr. Majerus' specimen collections were acquired by the Natural History Museum after his death. Researchers interested in these specimens should contact the Entomology department of the Natural History Museum.


Please see Majerus' obituary in the 2008-9 edition of the Clare Association Annual.