George McGavin is the Assistant Curator of Entomology in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and an Oxford University Research Lecturer.
Research and travels have taken him from the tropical forests of Papua New Guinea to the caves of Thailand and from the jungles of Belize to the savannas of Tanzania. In addition to scientific papers, he has written many books on insects for adults and children, including the best-selling Dorling Kindersley Handbook to Insects, spiders and other terrestrial arthropods .
George is a regular contributor to radio and television programmes. He was the Scientific Advisor for a four-part ITV series Infested about the species that share our homes and was the series consultant for the BBC landmark series Life in the undergrowth presented by David Attenborough. George was a presenter on the recent BBC/Discovery Channel series Expedition Borneo. George eats insects regularly and appeared on the Richard and Judy show as the guest chef. He has three insect species named in his honour and hopes they survive him.
- Nature, nurture or neither? The view from the genes
- Darwin, FitzRoy and the voyage of the Beagle: the untold story