Professor Iain Donnison

Professor Iain Donnison


The Garden is a charity which is governed by a Board of Trustees. The position of trustee is voluntary and together their role is to support the Director in implementing the Garden’s vision and strategy.

Iain Donnison is Head of IBERS, at Aberystwyth University. He has a PhD from Cardiff University, and is a Professor of Plant Science with a specialisation in grasslands and sustainability, on which he has worked for more than 25 years.

He leads a BBSRC Core Strategic Programme grant on Resilient Crops, and is Director of the pan Wales BEACON Biorefining Centre where academics in Aberystwyth, Bangor, Swansea and South Wales Universities are working with companies in Wales to develop products from plants.

He is a Company Member of the Annals of Botany, the charity which runs the world’s oldest plant science journal (the Annals of Botany), and also one of its newest (inSilico Plants).