Roy Watling

posted 7 May 2010, 02:44 by Scottish Fungi   [ updated 2 Mar 2012, 14:45 ]
Roy watling DSc, FRSE, FSB, CBiol, FLS was former Head of Mycology and Plant Pathology and one-time Acting Regius Keeper at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and also former President of the British Mycological Society. He was awarded the Patrick Neill Medal for Excellence in Mycology and in 1998 received an MBE for his contributions to mycology, especially the training of amateurs and students from developing countries. In 2012, he received the RSPB Outstanding Contribution to Nature Award. He is an Honorary Member of the German and American Mycological Societies and of the North American Mycological Association, and Corresponding Member of the Dutch Mycological Society.He is currently President of the Clyde & Argyll Fungus Group. He has travelled extensively abroad, in all hemispheres but especially in South East Asia, collecting, lecturing and teaching. He is a Visitng Professor at Ramkhanhaeag University Bangkok, Thailand.