Paul Green has been a member of the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland (BSBI) for 30 years. He took an active role in the BSBI Monitoring Scheme in 1987/88 in Somerset, Waterford and Galway and was appointed BSBI Vice-County Recorder for Somerset (VC 5) in 1992. He co-authored The Atlas Flora of Somerset, published in 1997, which won the BSBI and Wildflower Society President’s prize for the best botanical work of that year.
Later in the 1990s, Paul was invited to Ireland to assist with the BSBI New Atlas project, and subsequently became the Vice-County Recorder for both Co Waterford and Co Wexford.
In 2008, he published the Flora of County Waterford, which was funded by the National Botanic Gardens, and in the same year the National Biodiversity Data Centre published a GIS web version of the book – the first web flora for a county published in Ireland or Britain. In 2009 he was awarded the Distinguished Recorder Award, which recognises individuals or organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the recording of Ireland’s biodiversity, by the National Biodiversity Data Centre. He is currently working on a flora of Co Wexford.
Paul writes regularly for British Wildlife as author of the Irish plants column in the wildlife reports.