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vert bar IN THE NEWS 5th March 2005

New Director for the National Botanic Gardens appointed
5th March 2005

Dr. Peter Wyse Jackson MA, PhD has been appointed, by the Office of Public Works, as the new Director of the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, Dublin, and will take up the appointment on Monday, March 7th 2005. Dr. Wyse Jackson was born in Kilkenny, educated in Dublin and is a graduate of Trinity College, where he has been associated with its botanic gardens. He is the author of many scientific papers on plant conservation, gardening and horticulture, Irish floristics and plant systematics, and the management and conservation of endangered island floras.

He brings back to Ireland extensive knowledge and experience, both theoretical and practical, of botanical institutions and has a renowned international profile.

Dr Peter Wyse Jackson, Director, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.
Phone: +353 (0)1 804 0300
Fax: +353 (0)1 836 0080