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University of Oxford: Chair of Forestry

Nature volume 145, pages 1920 (06 January 1940) | Download Citation



MR. H. G. CHAMPION has recently been appointed to fill the chair of forestry at Oxford in succession to the late Prof. R. S. Troup. Mr. Champion graduated at Oxford with first-class honours in chemistry and botany. He went out to India in the Forest Service in 1915 and was posted to the United Provinces. After successful work in divisional and working plans posts he was selected for appointment as sylviculturist at the Forestry Institute at Dehra Dun. In this post he carried out some notable work. Perhaps Mr. Champion's most important contributions to sylvicultural research in India and Burma were a “Sylvicultural Research Manual for India”, in two volumes—“The Experimental Manual” and “The Statistical Code”—and a “Preliminary Survey of the Forest Types in India and Burma”.

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