Dr. William Erskine
Foreign Fellow, Elected 2007
Born in St. Andrews, UK on 6 July 1952. Educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge, Natural Science Tripos - B.A. 1973, University of Papua New Guinea, Masters of Agriculture 1976, University of Cambridge, Department of Applied Biology Ph.D. 1979; Post-doctoral fellow in lentil breeding at ICARDA, Aleppo, Syria 1980-81.
Director, Centre for Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture (CLIMA), University of Western Australia (UWA), Crawley, Australia and Director, International Centre for Plant Breeding Education and Research, UWA
Tutor, Agriculture Faculty of University, Papua New Guinea 1973-77; Coultshurst scholar, Magdalene College, Cambridge, Department of Applied Biology 1978-79; Lentil Breeder at ICARDA, Syria 1981-98; Program Leader, Germplasm Improvement Program, ICARDA, 1998-2000; Assistant Director General (Research) ICARDA, 2000-08.
Awards/Honours: Coultshurst Scholarship, University of Cambridge, UK.; Editorial Board Membership: in Experimental Agriculture, Journal of Agricultural Science, Crop and Pasture Science, Plant Biology International, Food Security and Yemeni Journal for Agricultural Research and Studies.
Fellow: Society of Biology, U.K.
Research Areas: Legume improvement
Address: Director, Centre for Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture (CLIMA), University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009, Australia; [ Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org]