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Biographical entry Evans, Lloyd Thomas (1927 - 2015)


6 August 1927
Wanganui, New Zealand
24 March 2015
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Agricultural scientist and Plant physiologist


Lloyd Evans was Chief, Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO, Canberra 1971-1978 and President of the Australian Academy of Science 1978-1982. Evans was renowned for his research on the regulation of flowering and on crop production, including the identification of a gibberellin plant hormone.


Born 6 August 1927. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1971. Fellow, Royal Society 1976.

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Lloyd Thomas Evans - Records, MS 213; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Private hands (Evans, L.T.)

  • Lloyd Thomas Evans - Records, 1956 - 1987; Private hands (Evans, L.T.). Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • 'Obituaries', Australian Academy of Science Newsletter, vol. 100, 2015, Details
  • Evans, L. T., 'Fifty Years of Plant Research', Nature, vol. 261, no. 5562, 1976, pp. 655-657. Details
  • Evans, L. T., 'Respones to challenge: William Farrer and the making of wheat', Journal of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science, vol. 46, no. 1, 1980, pp. 3-13. Details
  • Evans, Lloyd, 'Otto Herzberg Frankel 1900-1998', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 12, no. 4, 1999, pp. 495-516. Details
  • Evans, Lloyd, 'Conjectures, refutations and extrapolations', Annual Review of Plant Biology, vol. 54, 2003, pp. 1-21. Details
  • King, Roderick W., 'Lloyd Thomas Evans AO FAA, 6 August 1927 - 23 March 2015', Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, vol. 62, 2016, pp. 125-46. Details
  • King, Roderick W., 'Lloyd Thomas Evans 1927 - 2015', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 27, no. 2, 2016, pp. 144-59, Details


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