It is with sadness that we learn of the passing of Dr Clifford Evans, a former stalwart of the Botany School from 1937 to 1979, and reported by St John's on the 22nd September as follows:
Dr George Clifford Evans, M.A., Ph.D., Sc.D., Fellow of St John's College 1938-2006, sometime Bursar in Charge of College Buildings, and Emeritus Reader in Experimental Ecology, died on 12 September 2006, aged 93 years.
His reputation was founded on highly original work on light interception in forest understories and the pioneering the use fisheye lens photography to characterise sunflecks. His book, Quantitative analysis of Plant Growth (1972) brought widespread recognition to rigorous methods required for growth analysis, a long standing Departmental tradition.
The funeral was on Monday October 2nd at St Peter's Church, Coton.