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RFS - Esmond Harris Award

This award is named after Esmond Harris MBE, a well known and highly respected forester. 

He is a recipient of the RFS Gold Medal in 2000 in recognition of his lifelong work championing education in forestry circles. A published author, Esmond is a retired director of the Royal Forestry Society.

The Award is presented by the South West Division for the best judged forestry related dissertation in the Exeter University Geography department. Exeter University is in the top 100 Universities in the world.


The 2019 Esmond Harris MBE Award has been presented to Elinor MacDonald for her dissertation on "Comparison of Broadleaf and Conifer Carbon Stocks in an English Woodland", as part of her Geography (Honours) BSc, from Exeter University.


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Congratulations to Jennifer Withers who is the recipient of the 2018 award for a dissertation investigating on "the impact of of slope aspect on carbon accumulation in an ancient woodland".


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Fiona Gage is the recipient of the inaugural 2017 award for a dissertation on the “Carbon Stocks and Woodland Structure of Holyford Wood” in Devon.

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