Plant scientist Professor David Baulcombe and fisheries expert Professor Daniel Pauly will receive an honorary doctorate from Wageningen University. Their titles will be bestowed during the ninetieth anniversary celebrations of the university in March.
Fisheries expert Daniel Pauly is known for his models for estimating fish populations and his articles in Science and Nature on the dangers of over-fishing. A Frenchman, Pauly is now director of a Canadian fisheries institute. He receives the honorary doctorate not only for his scientific achievements, but also for his active role in the worldwide debate on over-fishing. / KV