Browse Entries

Use Trove to find more resources by/about this Biographical entry

  • Trove

Biographical entry Watson, Les (1938 - )

Leek, England
Plant taxonomist


Les Watson worked at the Taxonomy Unit of the Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University from 1969 to 1994. In the early 1970s with Mike Dallwitz he developed DELTA (Description Language for Taxonomy), an international standard format for automated taxonomic databases. Before coming to Australia Watson studied at the University of Manchester (BSc, MSc) then worked at Kew Gardens, and as an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Southampton, UK (ca 1961-1969).

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Watson, L. and Clifford, H.T., 'Major groups of Australasian grasses - guide to sampling.', Australian journal of Botany, vol. 24, 1976, pp. 489-507. Details

Online Resources

Rosanne Walker