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Biographical entry Walker, Donald (1928 - )

FRS

Born
14 May 1928
Dewsbury, England
Occupation
Biogeographer

Summary

Donald Walker was Professor of Biogeography at the Research School of Pacific Studies, Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University from 1969-89 and Head of the Department of Biogeography & Geomorphology for most of that period. His work is in the area of courses and rates of vegetation change and its environmental correlates.

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1949
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sheffield, UK
1952
Education - Master of Arts (MA) completed at the University of Cambridge, UK
1952 - 1955
Career position - Research Fellow at Clare College, Cambridge
1953 - 1955
Career position - Commissioned Officer with the Royal Australian Air Force in the War Office Operations Research Unit
1954
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Cambridge
1954 - 1960
Career position - Senior Assistant in Research in the Botany School at the Cambridge University
1955 - 1960
Career position - Captain with advisory duties for Scientific Adviser to the Army Council, Army Reserve (War Office Unit)
1955 - 1960
Career position - Official Fellow and Assistant Tutor at Clare College
1960 - 1968
Career position - Reader / Professorial Fellow in Biogeography at the Research School of Pacific Studies at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University
1969 - 1980
Career position - Head of the Department of Biogeography and Geomorphology at the Research School of Pacific Studies
1969 - 1989
Career position - Professor of Biogeography at the Research School of Pacific Studies
1985 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
1986 - 1989
Career position - Head of the Department of Biogeography and Geomorphology at the Research School of Pacific Studies

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Rosanne Walker