Emeritus Professor John Pate Inducted Into Western Australian Science Hall Of Fame

Emeritus Professor John Pate Inducted Into Western Australian Science Hall Of Fame

Western Australia Minister for Science Dave Kelly

Revered Plant Scientist Inducted Into Western Australia Science Hall Of Fame

Victor P Taffa

  • Emeritus Professor John Pate inducted into Western Australian Science Hall of Fame
  • Professor Pate has been recognised for his contributions to plant science in Western Australia

Emeritus Professor John Pate has been officially inducted into the Western Australian Science Hall of Fame with a ceremony at Scitech.

At the ceremony, Science Minister Dave Kelly recognised Professor Pate for his contribution to plant science, particularly in legumes and native WA flora, as well as his efforts and enthusiasm for teaching and supervising students.

“Emeritus Professor John Pate has made a lasting contribution to the understanding and study of plants and even now in his ‘retirement’, he continues to publish research.” Minister for Science Dave Kelly said.

“It’s important to celebrate our fantastic scientists and to promote their contribution, and the WA Science Hall of Fame honour board at Scitech provides inspiration to thousands of young people and visitors each year.”

He was head of The University of Western Australia’s botany department from 1974-86 and has published more than 500 books, reviews and research articles.

His work has contributed to the understanding of plant adaptation to environmental stress, increased productivity of pastures and crops, and sustainable land use and management.

Western Australia Science Hall of Fame was established in 2007 to recognise exceptional contributions to science, technology, engineering and mathematics in Western Australia over an extended period.

Previous inductees include Professors Lyn Beazley and Fiona Stanley, as well as Western Australia’s Nobel Prize winning scientists, Professor Barry Marshall and Dr. Robin Warren.