Gordon Elliott Fogg

Gordon Elliott Fogg

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Gordon Elliott Fogg (26 April 1919 - 30 January 2005) was a British biologist.

Early life

He was born in Langar, Nottinghamshire and educated at Dulwich College and Queen Mary College, London.


During WW2 he assisted in a national survey of seaweed resources and researched algaes used to make water soluble silk for parachutes to drop mines at sea. He also worked on pest control for Pest Control Ltd at Harston.

In 1945 he was appointed Assistant Lecturer, then Lecturer, and then Reader in Botany at University College, London (until 1960). He was then made Professor of Botany at Westfield College, London (1960-1971) and then Professor of Marine Biology, University College of North Wales (1971-1985). He specialised in cyanobacteria.

He was President of the British Phycological Society (1961-1962), Chairman of the British Antarctic Survey Scientific Advisory Committee (1971-1964), Chairman of the Freshwater Biological Association Council (1974-1985), Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Panel, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (1974-1982) and President of the Institute of Biology (1976-1977). He also sat on the Council of NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) and on the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution.

He died in Llandegfan, Anglesey in 2005. He had married Beryl Llechid-Jones in 1945.

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