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Reference numberEC/1959/04
Previous numbersCert XVI, 240
LevelItem
TitleBlackman, Geoffrey Emett: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionCertificate of Election
CitationThe candidate is Sibthorpian Professor of Rural Economy in the University of Oxford, and Director of the Agricultural Research Council's Unit of Experimental Agronomy. Distinguished for his researches in ecology, and of modern herbicides and their mode of action. His autecological studies of the bluebell are especially noteworthy, based as they are on the combined disciplines of plant physiology and statistical experimentation and interpretation. His researches on herbicides have conferred great benefits on agriculture, and his related, analytical studies on selective toxicity are scientifically important. He has built up a very active team of research workers in his department. List of papers appended.
ProposersFrom Personal Knowledge: F G Gregory; H Godwin; W O James; Kenneth Mather; E J Maskell; E J Russell; R Brown; T Wallace; Meirion Thomas; H K Porter; C H Waddington; Robert Robinson; V H Blackman
From General Knowledge: H T Tizard
Access statusOpen
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CodeNameDates
NA6390Blackman; Geoffrey Emett (1903 - 1980)1903 - 1980
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