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Professor Iain Gordon joins Darwin Expert Committee

Photograph of Iain Gordon
I am honoured and delighted to have been invited to join the Darwin Expert Committee.

James Hutton Institute Chief Executive Professor Iain Gordon is one of eight new members appointed to the Darwin Expert Committee (DEC) by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman.

The DEC, currently chaired by Professor David Macdonald from the University of Oxford, advises the Secretary of State for Environment on the principles and objectives of the Darwin Initiative grants and makes recommendations on applications for funding.

Speaking about his appointment Professor Gordon said: "I am honoured and delighted to have been invited to join the Darwin Expert Committee.

"The Darwin Executive Committee helps to ensure the quality and appropriateness of Defra science and its use by providing strategic advice on the principles and objectives of the Darwin Initiative grant programme in implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention on Migratory Species and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species."

His appointment runs until August 2015. The Darwin Initiative grant scheme is one of the ways in which the UK supports the conservation and sustainable use of global biodiversity.

Read the full DEC news release on the Defra website.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.