Allan Mere Award for 1989:

Dr Eric John Godley (1919–2010)

Eric Godley, Allan Mere recipient for 1989.
Left: staff photograph from Botany Division, DSIR. Photo: © Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research.
Right: Eric photographed with his favourite native plant, kowhai. Photo: © Peter Heenan.

“Dr Godley was on the staff of Botany Division from 1958 until 1984, and for the first twenty years that time served as its director. Under his leadership the Division grew in numbers of staff, diversity of interests and height of morale. Dr Godley was also the prime mover in the establishment of the New Zealand Journal of Botany.”

Citation reproduced from the Allan Mere awards book.