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Former EECRG Professor II Kathy Willis has been appointed as the next Principal (=Master or Head of House) of St Edmund Hall, one of the University of Oxford's colleges.
Eleven past and present members of EECRG are co-authors on the paper "Accelerated increase in plant species richness on mountain summits is linked to warming" published in the 12 April issue of Nature
Ram Prasad Chaudhary, Professor Emeritus at Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal has been honoured by having a new species named after him.
Hilary Birks, Professor Emerita in EECRG, has been inducted into the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Ulrike Herzschuh will be leading new research into glacial legacies on interglacial vegetation
EECRG Professor II Emerita Kathy Willis from the University of Oxford and Royal Botanic Gardens Kew received an Honorary Doctorate (Æresdoktor) from the University of Bergen on 5 May 2017 in recognition of her many contributions to biodiversity research, long-term ecology, conservation, and resource stewardship internationally and for her contributions to the EECRG, the Department of Biology, and... Read more
EECRG says farewell to two post-docs
Congratulations to John and Alistair on their recent successes
The Meltzer Award was given to Alistair in recognition of his outstanding academic record in terms of degrees, prizes, research grant, innovative research projects, broad research experience, and international publications.
Dr Perpetra Akite was awarded her doctoral degree at a ceremony in Kampala, Uganda on 21 February 2017.
Nine EECRG and University Museum of Bergen members were fortunate to be at the 'Centenary (1916-2016) of pollen analysis and the legacy of Lennart von Post' symposium held at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on 24-25 November 2016.
EECRG members are authors of two publications: one in Nature and one in Science
Perpetra Akite was awarded her doctorate under a cotutelle agreement between UiB and the University of Makerere, Uganda
Vigdis Vandvik talks about the role that toothpicks and teabags can play in experimental ecology
Two books have been published by close associates and former members of the EECRG
The investiture of John Birks to the Royal Society of Edinburgh took place on Monday 16 May 2016
On Thursday May 19th, Alistair Seddon delivered the Rick Battarbee lecture at University College London
John Birks - now a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

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