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Biographical entry Carr, Denis John (1915 - 2008)

M.Sc., Ph.D., F.I.Biol.

Born
15 December 1915
Stoke-on-Trent, England
Died
19 July 2008
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupation
Botanist

Summary

Denis John Carr was a professor in the Department of Developmental Biology, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University from 1968. He and his wife Maisie were noted for their work in the Alpine regions of New South Wales and Victoria. Dennis and Maisie Carr named many eucalypts, particularly bloodwoods (Corymbia) species, including the Corymbia dampieri in 1987. Their species concept was very fine and many of their species have subsequently been incorporated into others. Nonetheless, many have withstood scrutiny and are still accepted. Denis Carr obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Manchester in the UK.

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Events

1958 - 1960
Career position - Reader of Botany at the University of Melbourne
1960 - 1967
Career position - Professor of Botany at Queen's University in Belfast
1968 - 1980
Career position - Professor of Developmental Biology at the Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University in Canberra
1970
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus roycei S.G.M.Carr, D.J.Carr & A. S. George.
1980
Retirement

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Carr, Denis John, and Carr, Stella Grace Maisie, Eucalyptus II. The rubber cuticle and other studies of the Corymbosae, Phytoglyph Press, Canberra, 1987, 372 pp. Details
  • Wrigley, J. and Fagg, M., Eucalypts: A Celebration, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest Australia, 2010, 344 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Carr, D. J., 'The Contribution of Women to Australian Botany', in D. J. Carr and S. G. M. Carr (eds), People and Plants in Australia, Academic Press, Sydney, 1981, p. 416. Details
  • Carr, D. J. and Carr, S. G. M., 'Karl Goebel in Australia and New Zealand', in Carr, D. J. and Carr, S. G. M. (eds), People and Plants in Australia, Academic Press, Sydney, 1981, pp. 167-79. Details
  • Carr, D. J. and Carr, S. G. M., 'The botany of the first Australians', in Carr, D. J. and Carr, S. G. M. (eds), People and Plants in Australia, Academic Press, Sydney, 1981, pp. 33-44. Details
  • Carr, S. G. M. and Carr, D. J., 'A charmed life: the collections of Labillardiere', in Carr, D. J. and Carr, S. G. M. (eds), People and plants in Australia, Academic Press, Sydney, 1981, pp. 79-115. Details
  • Dield, L (translated by D. J. Carr), 'Extra Tropical Western Australia', in D. J. Carr abd S. G. M. Carr (ed.), People and Plants in Australia, Academic Press, Sydney, 1980. Details

Edited Books

  • Carr, D. J. (ed.), A Book for Maisie: Celebrating the Life and Work of S. G. M. Carr, née Fawcett, Pioneer Australian Alpine Ecologist, 1912-88, Canberra, 2005, 356 pp. Details
  • Carr, D. J.; Carr, S. G. M. (ed.), Plants and Man in Australia, Academic Press, Sydney, 1981. Details
  • Carr, D. J.; Carr, S.G.M. (ed.), People and Plants in Australia, Academic Press, Sydney, 1981. Details

Journal Articles

  • Carr, D. J., 'Obituary: Stella Grace Carr (1912-88)', Australasian Systematic Botany Newsletter, vol. 58, 1989, pp. 21-27. Details
  • Carr, S. G., & Carr, D., 'Oil glands and ducts in Eucalyptus L'Herit. I. The phloem and the pith.', Australian Journal of Botany, vol. 17, no. 3, 1969, pp. 471-513. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • 'See the list of Eucalyptus species published under this authority using author abbreviation search '%D.J.Carr%' (include wildcards) and genus 'Eucalyptus'', Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), Australian National Botanic Gardens, 2012, http://www.anbg.gov.au/cgi-bin/apni. Details
  • Ashton, D. H.; Ducker, S. C., 'John Stewart Turner 1908-1991', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 9, no. 3, 1993, pp. 278-290. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9930930278.htm. Details
  • Hall, Norman, Botanists of the Eucalypts: short biographies of people who have named eucalypts, whose names have been given to species or who have collected type material, CSIRO, Melbourne, 1978, 101 pp. Details

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