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Biographical entry Tonnoir, André Léon (1885 - 1940)

Born
9 April 1885
Brussels, Belgium
Died
27 January 1940
Blundells Flat, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupation
Entomologist and Ecologist

Summary

André Tonnoir was an entomologist who specialised in the taxonomy of Diptera, but who also was involved in the biological control on insect pests (particularly locusts and grasshoppers) and weeds. He spent several years at the Cawthron Institute in New Zealand before moving to Australia at the invitation of his colleague Robin Tillyard, newly appointed Chief of the CSIR Division of Economic Entomology. As Curator at the Division Tonnoir was particularly effective in the management and administration of the entomological collections.

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1921 - 1924
Career position - Entomologist, Cawthron Institute, Nelson, New Zealand
1924 - 1926
Career position - Entomologist, Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand
1926 - 1929
Career position - Entomologist, Cawthron Institute, Nelson, New Zealand
1929
Career position - Senior Ecologist and Curator, CSIR Division of Economic Entomology
1930 - 1940
Career position - Senior Systematic Entomologist and Curator, CSIR Division of Economic Entomology

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Books

  • Musgrave, A., Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., Sydney, 1932, 380 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Edwards, F. W., 'André Léon Tonnoir', Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine, vol. 76, 1940, pp. 118-20. Details
  • Miller, D., 'André Léon Tonnoir, entomologist', Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand, vol. 70, 1940, p. xxxvii. Details
  • Nicholson, A. J., 'Mr A. L. Tonnoir', Nature, vol. 145, 1940, pp. 453-4. Details
  • Nicholson, A. J., 'Obituary: A. L. Tonnoir', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 2, no. 5, 1940, pp. 139-140. Details

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See also

  • Upton, M. S., A Rich and Diverse Fauna: the history of the Australian National Insect Collection 1926 - 1991, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, 1997, 386 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J. and Helen Cohn