Professor Kurt Fagerstedt has been awarded the Popularisation Prize of the Scandinavian Plant Physiology Society SPPS.
The SPPS Popularisation Prize is given to a person who has promoted plant biology in the Nordic countries in newspapers, journal articles, books, on TV or radio and in other public forms.
In addition to teaching at the university level, Prof. Fagerstedt has been actively spreading information about his research to a wider audience, the general public, in over a hundred articles. This has happened through newspapers such as the Helsingin Sanomat, the largest daily newspaper in Finland, and magazines such as the Tiedelehti (a science magazine for the general public) and Viherpiha, a monthly gardening magazine.
In addition to this, Kurt Fagerstedt has been interviewed often in the radio and a few times on TV about issues such as the reasons for autumn colours or any other issues concerning plant life that the general public may be interested in.