Dianne Edwards#


Dianne Edwards
Email:EdwardsD2 'at' cardiff.ac.uk
Membership Number:3899
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:ORGANISMIC & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Username:dedwards
Elected:2014
Homepage: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/earth





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2009 Part-Time Distinguished Research Professor at Cardiff University, Director Innovation & Engagement
  • 2003 - 2009 Head of School, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University
  • 2002 - 2006 Seconded to National Botanic Garden of Wales as Part-Time Interim Director
  • 1996 Distinguished Research Professor, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University
  • 1992 Personal Chair, Cardiff University
  • 1986 - 1992 Reader in Palaeobotany, Department of Geology, UWCC
  • 1972 - 1982 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Botany, UC Cardiff
  • 1970 - 1972 University of Wales Fellowship at UC Cardiff
  • 1967 - 1969 NERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, Botany School, Cambridge
  • 1967 - 1970 Ethel Sargent Research Fellow, Girton College, Cambridge

Fields of Scholarship
  • Anatomy/morphology of basal tracheophytes
  • Palaeoecology/palaeophysiology
  • Vascular plant phylogeny
  • Bryophyte/tracheophyte relations
  • Taphonomy and fossilisation processes
  • Palynology of basal embryophytes
  • Early terrestrial ecosystems and environments
  • Mid Palaeozoic plant/animal relationships
  • Early lichens/fungi
  • Geochemistry of early terrestrial fossils

Honours and Awards
  • Visiting Professor, Institute of Botany, Beijing CAS (2014-2016)
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Uppsala (2014)
  • Lapworth Medal, Senior award of Palaeontological Association (2013)
  • President Linnean Society of London (2012-5)
  • Life Membership, Palaeontological Association (2010)
  • Botany Medal, Linnean Society (2010)
  • Lyell Medal, Geological Society of London (2005)
  • Honorary ScD, University of Dublin (2005)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2001)
  • CBE for Services to Botany (1999)
  • Honorary Fellow, University of Wales, Swansea (1997)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society (1996)
  • Leverhulme Senior Research Fellow (1994)
  • Corresponding Member (1 of 50) of the Botanical Society of America
  • T.N. George Medal, Geological Society of Glasgow (1993)
  • ScD, Cambridge University (1989)
  • Lyell Fund, Geological Society of Glasgow (1989)
  • Honorary Research Fellow, National Museum of Wales (1988)
  • Frank Smart Prize of student most proficient in Botany (1963); Frank Smart Travel Bursary & F.S. Studentship to support research (1964) Cambridge University
  • Crewden Prize & Marie Therese Montefiore Prize for best examination performance Girton College (1964)

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