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Biographical entry Emison, William Bert (1939 - 1999)

Born
1939
Boise, United States of America
Died
15 December 1999
Occupation
Zoologist and Ornithologist

Summary

William Bert Emison was in charge of a unit conducting wildlife surveys on crown lands, Victorian Department of Fisheries and Wildlife 1973-1994, developing a database of over 2 million records as a basis for the Atlas of Victorian Wildlife,

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Born Boise, Idaho 1939. Died Melbourne, 15 December 1999. Educated University of Montana (BSc 1962) and Johns Hopkins University (MSc 1967). Study of introduced trout, Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand; research on the diet of Adélie penguins, Antarctica; work on the Whistling Swan; studies in the Aleutian Islands; NSW Department of the Environment 1972; in charge of a unit conducting wildlife surveys on crown lands, Victorian Department of Fisheries and Wildlife 1973-94, developing a database of over 2 million records as a basis for the Atlas of Victorian Wildlife, which included the Atlas of Victorian Birds (Emison et al. 1987). He also undertook species-specific studies, including the Peregrine Falcon.

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See also

  • Robin, Libby, The Flight of the Emu: a Hundred Years of Australian Ornithology 1901-2001, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2001, 492 pp. Details

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