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Corporate entry CSIRO Division of Plant Industry (1929 - )

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

From
1929
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Functions
Industrial or scientific research and Plant science
Website
http://www.pi.csiro.au
Reference No
CA 4464
Legal Status
Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia
Location
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Summary

The Division of Plant Industry took the place of the Division of Economic Botany in 1929. Although sections of the Division have broken away to form new Divisions, the Division of Plant Industry continued to operate at the start of the 21st century.

Timeline

 1927 - 1962 Commonwealth Research Station, Murray Irrigation Area - CSIRO
       1962 - 1967 CSIRO Horticultural Research Section
             1967 - 1988 CSIRO Division of Horticultural Research
                   1927 - 1929 CSIR Division of Economic Botany
                   1988 - 1997 CSIRO Division of Horticulture
                         1929 - CSIRO Division of Plant Industry
                               1959 - 1973 CSIRO Division of Tropical Pastures
                                     1973 - 1976 CSIRO Division of Tropical Agronomy
                                           1976 - c. 1995 CSIRO Division of Tropical Crops and Pastures
                                                 1996 - 2000 CSIRO Division of Tropical Agriculture
                                                       2000 - CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems
                                                       2000 - CSIRO Livestock Industries

Related People

  • Anderson, Jan Mary (1932 - 2015)

    Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry, Canberra (1961 - 1981) Chief Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry in Canberra (1982)

    Date: 1961 - 1982

  • Appleby, Cyrill Angus (1928 - )

    Chairman of the Biochemistry Section of the Division of Plant Industry at CSIRO

    Date: 1979 - 1982

  • Ashford, Anne Elizabeth (1944 - )

    Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry, Canberra

    Date: 1974

  • Baas Becking, Laurens Gerhard Marinus (1895 - 1963)

    Division of Plant Industry at CSIRO

    Date: 1960 - 1962

  • Bergersen, Fraser John (1929 - 2012)

    Research Officer at the Division of Plant Industry at CSIRO in Canberra (1954 - 1972) Chief Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry (1972 - 1994) Honorary Research Fellow at the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry (1994)

    Date: 1954 - 1994

  • Boardman, Norman Keith (Keith) (1926 - )

    Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry (1956 - 1968) Chief Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry (1968 - 1977)

    Date: 1956 - 1977

  • Bruce, Michael Ian (1938 - )

    Experimental Officer at the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry in Canberra

    Date: 1961 - 1964

  • Burbidge, Nancy Tyson (1912 - 1977)

    Curator of the Herbarium at the Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO (1946 - 1973) Systematic Botanist in the Division of Plant Industry at CSIRO (1946 - 1967) Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Division of Plant Industry at CSIRO (1967 - 1973)

    Date: 1946 - 1973

  • Burdon, Jeremy James (1950 - )

    Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellow at the Division of Plant Industry at CSIRO (1978 - 1980) Research Scientist at the Division of Plant Industry at CSIRO (1980 - 1982) Senior Research Scientist at the Division of Plant Industry at CSIRO (1982 - 1986) Principal Research Scientist at the Division of Plant Industry at CSIRO (1986 - 1992) Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Division of Plant Industry at CSIRO (1992 - 1997) Program Leader of the Program "Australian Flora Resources and Management" at CSIRO (1996 - 2003) Chief Research Scientist at CSIRO, Plant Industry (1997 - 2003) Assistant Chief of the Division of Plant Industry at CSIRO (2001 - 2003) Chief of the Division of Plant Industry at CSIRO (2003)

    Date: 1978 - 2003

  • Costin, Alec Baillie (1925 - )

    Senior Research Scientist then Chief Research Scientist at the Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO

    Date: 1955 - 1974

  • Davidson, James (1932 - )

    Research scientist

    Date: 1956 - ?

  • Davies, John Griffiths (1904 - 1969)

    Head of the pasture research of the Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO

    Date: 1938 -

  • Dennis, Elizabeth Salisbury (1943 - )

    Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry (1972 - 1974) Senior Research Scientist, Principal Research Scientist, Senior Principal Research Scientist, Chief Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry (1976)

    Date: 1972 - 1976

  • Donald, Colin Malcolm (1910 - 1985)

    Assistant Chief of the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry in Canberra

    Date: 1945 - 1954

  • Ellis, Jeffrey Graham (1953 - )
  • Evans, Lloyd Thomas (1927 - 2015)

    Chief of the Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO, Canberra

    Date: 1971 - 1978

  • Falk, John Edwin Rogers (1917 - 1970)

    Chief of the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Plant Industry in Canberra

    Date: 1963 - 1970

  • Fitt, Gary
  • Frankel, Otto Herzberg (1900 - 1998)

    Chief of the Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO Canberra (1951 - 1962) Honorary Research Fellow at the Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO (1966 - 1994)

    Date: 1951 - 1994

  • Hatch, Marshall Davidson (1932 - )

    Research Scientist in the Plant Physiology Unit at CSIRO (1955 - 1959) Research Scientist at the Division of Plant Industry at CSIRO (1956) Chief Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry in Canberra (1970)

    Date: 1956 - 1959

  • Hunter, Robert John (1933 - )

    Technical Officer then Experimental Officer Chemist at CSIRO Division of Plant Industry

    Date: 1954 - 1957

  • Kemp, David James (1945 - 2013)

    Research Scientist at CSIRO Division of Plant Industry in Canberra

    Date: 1975 - 1976

  • Knox, Robert Bruce (Bruce) (1938 - 1997)

    NATO Research Fellowship, Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO

    Date: 1963 - 1964

  • Llewellyn, Danny
  • Morley, Frederick Harold William (1918 - 2001)

    Chief Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry

    Date: 1956 - 1977

  • Munns, Rana Ellen
  • Passioura, John (1938 - )

    Principal Research Scientist at the Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO (1973 - 1980) Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO (1980 - 1987) Chief Research Scientist at the Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO (1987)

    Date: 1973 - 1987

  • Peacock, William James (1937 - )

    Chief of the Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO Canberra (1978) CSIRO Medal for Leadership of the Division of Plant Industry (1989)

    Date: 1978 - 2003

  • Walker, Norman Alan (Alan) (1929 - 2013)

    Research Officer at the Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO

    Date: 1955 - 1964

  • Wang, Ming-Bo (1962 - )
  • Waterhouse, Peter Michael
  • White, Michael James Denham (1910 - 1983)

    Senior Research Fellow, Genetics Section, Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO

    Date: 1953 - 1956

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

Journal Articles

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
  • Brockwell, John, Sprent, Janet I. and Day, David A., 'Fraser John Bergersen AM FAA. 26 May 1929 - 3 October 2011', Biographical Memoirs of Fellows: Royal Society of London, vol. 59, 2013, pp. 33-58. Details
  • Brockwell, John, Sprent, Janet I. and Day, David A., 'Fraser John Bergersen 1929-2011', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 24, 2013, pp. 53-79. Details
  • Denton, Derek, 'Kenneth Baillieu Myer 1921-1992', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 18, no. 1, 2007, pp. 97-111. Details
  • Foley, Paul, 'Duboisia myoporoides: the Medical Career of a Native Australian Plant', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 17, no. 1, 2006, pp. 31-69. Details

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