Elected FRS 1965
Gordon Elliott (Tony) Fogg was a botanist who pioneered studies in cyanobacterial heterocysts, nitrogen fixation, extracellular products of algae and phytoplankton ecophysiology. He was a gifted lecturer and writer, and the author of books on algae, phytoplankton ecology and Antarctic science. After many years in Botany at University College and then Westfield College in the University of London, he completed his career in Marine Biology at the University College of North Wales. His natural diplomacy led to appointments on many scientific committees, where he was valued for his succinct observations and his ability to settle disputes behind the scenes. He made important contributions to many organizations, including the Institute of Biology, the Freshwater Biological Association, the British Antarctic Survey and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He was artistic, a fine water-colourist, and he enjoyed walking in Anglesey and Snowdonia.