Chris Page

Dr Chris Page is a spe­cial­ist in tax­onomy, bio­logy, eco­logy, and the evol­u­tion of ancient liv­ing plants. Former Prin­cipal Sci­entific Officer of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edin­burgh (1969–94), he foun­ded both the RBGE’s Inter­na­tional Con­ifer Con­ser­va­tion Pro­gramme, and the Con­ifer Spe­cial­ist Group of the Spe­cies Sur­vival Com­mis­sion. He is a former Vice-​​President of the Brit­ish Pter­id­o­lo­gical Soci­ety; Fel­low of the Lin­nean Soci­ety, and Mem­ber Emer­itus of the Inter­na­tional Union for the Con­ser­va­tion of Nature (IUCN). His pub­lic­a­tions include The Ferns of Bri­tain and Ire­land (1982), and Ferns: Their Hab­it­ats in the Land­scape of Bri­tain and Ire­land (Collins New Nat­ur­al­ist series, 1988). He is a con­trib­ut­ing author of Garden­ing on the Edge: Draw­ing on the Corn­wall Exper­i­ence.