Gerald Schmilewski

President, International Peatland Society (IPS)

Gerald Schmilewski, President of the International Peatlands Society, was presented with the ISHS medal for his contribution to both the ISHS and International Peatland Society (IPS) horticultural advancement of science over the last twenty-five years. This recognition is a tribute to the outstanding work which Gerald has undertaken over the last years and is continuing to do so. Gerald has over the years reported on specific scientific issues of relevance to this sector and has driven forward data collection and representation of the horticultural industry towards a wide range of stakeholders, such as national governments as well as EU regulators. The IPS is a non-governmental and a non-profit-making organization aimed at fostering the study of peatlands, mires and peat.