Forest Research wins awards

Awards at Royal Welsh Show and to Professor Clive Brasier

News from Forest Research: December 2008

Two gold medals at Royal Welsh Show

Our award-winning stand at the Royal Welsh ShowForest Research won two gold medals for its design and construction of a display on behalf of Forestry Commission Wales at the Royal Welsh Show this summer.

The awards were for Best Forestry Trade Stand and Trade Stand – Educational Value. The display included two ‘mad professors’ and their carbon-eating machine (above), which turned out to be no match for Mother Nature’s own carbon-eating invention – the tree.

Scientist invested with lifetime Honorary Membership of the British Society of Plant Pathology

Professor Clive BrasierProfessor Clive Brasier has been honoured by the British Society of Plant Pathology and invested with lifetime Honorary Membership.

This is in ecognition of his lifetime achievements in forest pathology research and more recently his focus on the global plant biosecurity threat posed by invasive pathogens such as Phytophthora spp., both directly and through their evolutionary potential.

These add to the honours already conferred on Clive as a Fellow of the British Mycological Society and a Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society.



For further information about either of the above awards please contact Hugh Williams at                       

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This and other news stories can be found in the December 2008 issue of FR News, our online newsletter.

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