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Corporate entry CSIRO Division of Entomology (1950 - )

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

From
1950
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Functions
Veterinary or Animal Health Industries and Industrial or scientific research
Website
http://www.ento.csiro.au/
Reference No
CA 4467
Legal Status
Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia
Location
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Summary

Established in 1928, as the Division of Economic Entomology, its name was changed to the Division of Entomology in 1950. The Division provides ongoing work today in the area of insect research. CSIRO's Division of Entomology is Australia's largest organisation carrying out research into insects.

Timeline

 1928 - 1949 CSIRO Division of Economic Entomology
       1950 - CSIRO Division of Entomology

Related People

  • Akhurst, Raymond Joseph (1947 - )

    Experimental Officer at the CSIRO Division of Entomology in Hobart (1970 - 1983) Senior Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Entomology in Hobart (1983 - 1985) Senior Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Entomology in Canberra (1985 - 1987) Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO Division of Entomology in Canberra (1987 - 1995) Deputy Section Head of Molecular Biology at the CSIRO Division of Entomology, Canberra (1989 - 1993) Deputy Section Head of Biotechonology at the CSIRO Division of Entomology, Canberra (1993) Deputy Program Leader of Biotechnology at the CSIRO Division of Entomology, Canberra (1994) Senior Principal Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Entomology in Canberra (1995)

    Date: 1970 - 1995

  • Bornemissza, George Francis (1924 - 2010)
  • Carne, P. B.

    Assistant Chief at the CSIRO Division of Entomology

    Date: 1977 - 1985

  • Chadwick, Clarence Earl (Clarry) (1909 - 2004)

    Donated collection, correspondence and notes to the Australian National Insect Collection 1999

  • Clark, John (1885 - 1956)

    Collection of ant specimens donated to the Australian National Insect Collection after his death

  • Colless, Donald Henry (Don) (1922 - 2012)

    Chief Curator, Australian National Insect Collection 1971 - 1977; Chief Research Officer 1977 - 1987

  • Common, Ian Francis Bell (1917 - 2006)

    Chief Research Scientist 1974 - 1982; Chief Curator, Australian National Insect Collection 1977 - 1979; Emeritus Fellow 2003 - 2006

  • Couchman, Leonard Edgar (1901 - 1992)

    Donated collection, correspondence and notes to the Australian National Insect Collection 1990

  • Courtney, John Edgar (1934 - )

    Assisted Division of Entomology, CSIRO

    Date: 1974 -

  • Cullen, Jim

    Chief from 1997 - 2002

  • Day, Maxwell Frank Cooper (1915 - 2017)

    Research Officer to Chief Research Officer in the Division of Entomology CSIR/CSIRO (1947 - 1963) Assistant Chief of the CSIRO Division of Entomology (1963 - 1966)

    Date: 1947 - 1966

  • Dobson, Roderick (1907 - 1979)

    Donated over 2,700 specimens of Odonata to the Australian National Insect Collection 1967

  • Fitt, Gary
  • Gooding, Charles George Llewellyn (Llew) (1896 - 1980)

    Collection of over 75,000 specimens donated to the Australian National Insect Collection 1979

  • Hickman, Vernon Victor (1894 - 1984)

    30,000 specimens donated to the Australian National Insect Collection 1991

  • Jones, Rhondda Elizabeth (1945 - )

    Experimental Officer in the Division of Entomology at CSIRO

    Date: 1971 - 1972

  • Key, Kenneth Hedley Lewis (1911 - 2002)

    Kenneth Key has held multiple positions with the Division of Entomology, CSIRO including Chief Research Scientist, Chief Curator, Australian National Insect Collection (1968 - 1970) and Honorary Research Fellow (1976 - 1994)

    Date: 1959 - 1994

  • Lawrence, John

    Coleopterist, Australian National Insect Collection at the Division of Entomology, CSIRO

    Date: 1977 -

  • Lennox, Francis Gordon (Gordon) (1912 - 1998)

    Research Officer at the Division of Entomology, CSIRO

    Date: 1936 - 1940

  • Macqueen, Jack (1900 - 1986)

    Donated collection of c.32,000 Lepidoptera and Coleoptera specimens to Australian National Insect Collection 1985

  • Mosse-Robinson, Leslie Herbert (1886 - 1954)

    Donated c.50,000 specimens of butterflies to the Australian National Insect Collection 1956

  • Ratcliffe, Francis Noble (1904 - 1970)

    Assistant Chief of the Division of Entomology, CSIRO

    Date: 1961 -

  • Taylor, K. L.

    Officer-in-Charge of the Division of Entomology, CSIRO, Hobart

    Date: 1974 - 1980

  • Waterhouse, Douglas Frew (1916 - 2000)

    Research Officer 1946 - 1953; Assistant Chief of the Division 1953 - 1960; Chief of the Division 1960 - 1981

  • Wharton, Ronald Harry (1923 - 1983)

    Principal Research Officer in charge of cattle tick research at the Division of Entomology, CSIRO (1963 - 1965) Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Division of Entomology, CSIRO (1965 - 1968) Chief Research Scientist at the Division of Entomology, CSIRO (1968 - 1977) Officer-in-Charge at the Division of Entomology, Long Pocket Laboratories, CSIRO (1968 - 1978) Assistant Chief at the Division of Entomology, CSIRO (1977 - 1978)

    Date: 1963 - 1978

  • Whitten, Maxwell John (1940 - )

    Research Scientist at the Division of Entomology, CSIRO (1966 - 1976) Chief of the Division of Entomology, CSIRO (1981 - 1995)

    Date: 1966 - 1995

Published resources

Books

  • Historical Directory of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, 1926-1976, CSIRO, Canberra, 1978, 101 pp. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_c.html. Details
  • Angus, Beverley M., 'Wharton, Ronald Harold (1923-1983), Entomologist and Parasitologist', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 18, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2012, pp. 579-80. Details

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