Allan Mere Award for 1997:

Dr Margot Bernice Forde (née Ashwin) (1935—1995)

Margot Forde, Allan Mere recipient for 1997. Photo: © AgResearch.

“Awarded to Dr Forde in recognition of her early years with Botany Division (1954—59), and the part she played in the publication of the first volume of the New Zealand Flora. She continues to provide valuable contributions in taxonomy, especially toward the preparation of the forthcoming Volume V of the New Zealand Flora (grasses).”

Citation reproduced from the Allan Mere awards book.