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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 forestry related dissertation in the Exeter University Geography department. Exeter University is in the top 100 Universities in the world.


Eva 2020 Esmond Harris Winner 2 (1)

Eve Woodall

"An investigation into the appropriateness of British restoration of conifer plantations with amenity broadleaf woodland from a carbon perspective."








Esmond Harris 2019 Comp Crop

Elinor MacDonald

"Comparison of Broadleaf and Conifer Carbon Stocks in an English Woodland".







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Jennifer Withers

"The impact of of slope aspect on carbon accumulation in an ancient woodland".













Fiona Gage 

“Carbon Stocks and

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Woodland Structure of Holyford Wood”.