UC academic's contribution to NZ horticultural science recognised
12 July 2011
Biological Sciences Head of School Professor Paula Jameson has been made a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science for her "outstanding contribution to New Zealand horticultural Science".
Biological Sciences Head of School Professor Paula Jameson has been made a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science for her “outstanding contribution to New Zealand horticultural science”.
Professor Jameson was presented with her award last week by Associate Professor Jon Hickford, President of the NZIAHS, at a ceremony following a forum on “Biological Innovations for Agricultural Sustainability”.
She said the award came as a “complete surprise” and was a “highlight in a pretty tough year”.
She said it was also “recognition of the research undertaken by a large number of graduate students and collaborators both within universities and CRIs”.
The citation for Professor Jameson’s award noted her research expertise in physiological and molecular plant biology, extensive list of publications to her name, postgraduate supervision and her services to the scientific community.
“Paula has over 100 refereed publications in scientific journals, 10 book chapters, and has presented papers and posters at numerous national and international scientific meetings. She has also been the chief or joint/co-supervisor for nearly 60 postgraduate students,” the citation read.
“Paula’s services to the scientific community are extensive. She was a member of the 2003 and 2006 PBRF Biological Sciences Panel and in 2012 will chair that panel. She has chaired the Evolution, Ecology and Behavioural Panel for the Marsden Fund Committee and served on the Independent Biotechnology Advisory Council for four years.
“Her contributions to plant physiology were recognized in 2002 when she was made a Life Member of the New Zealand Society of Plant Physiologists. We consider that through her research and extension with and for the land-based industries, particularly horticulture, that Professor Paula Jameson is a worthy recipient for the award.”
Professor Jameson was recently asked by ZESPRI to join a Scientific Oversight Committee, made up of leading international scientists, to advise on research projects targeted at the disease threatening to devastate our kiwifruit industry.
“It brings together what I have learnt from an eclectic mix of teaching and research,” she said.
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