Jacob’s Research Masters Degree at Kent University

The photograph above was taken in 2011 and shows a young Jacob Coles (aged twelve I think) when he was already showing immense promise as orchid grower, scientist and researcher. I am delighted to  report that this promise has continued, and he has just started a fascinating, orchid based, research Masters Degree at Kent University, following his graduation last summer in Wildlife Conservation.

Jacob’s Masters title is ‘ Neotinea ustulata: Conservation ecology and restoration in Kent’ and is focussed on the Burnt Tip Orchid (Neotinea ustulata). His work will include studying pollination biology, reintroduction potential and in-vitro germination. We can wait to hear what Jacob discovers, and look forward to sharing his research here.


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  1. Agnes Jones says:

    Congratulations and I wish you all the best with your Masters Jacob.

  2. Jacob Coles says:

    Thank you Simon for your kind words, I couldn’t have got where I am today without your time. I’ll keep everyone updated as my project develops, Hopefully there’ll be some positive outcomes as it develops.

    • Simon Pugh-Jones says:

      Thanks – Greenhouse club are very keen to help you count burnt tip orchids at some point during the next year.