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Biographical entry Aitken, Yvonne (1911 - 2004)

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Born
17 October 1911
Horsham, Victoria, Australia
Died
29 November 2004
Occupation
Agricultural scientist

Summary

Yvonne Aitken was a graduate of agricultural studies at the University of Melbourne who made major contributions to the science of plant breading. Her work has focused on the factors which control or influence the rate of reproductive development in common agricultural crops. Her goal, along with others in the field, was to produce a greater range of consumable crops for people and animals. This research resulted in the production of several publications including her 1974 book "Flowering, Time, Climate and Genotype". Aitken was also an avid artist, making pictorial records of her work and field explorations.

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Events

1936
Education - Bachelor of Agricultural Science (BAgSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1939
Education - Master of Agricultural Science (MAgSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1945 - 1957
Career position - Lecturer at the University of Melbourne
1955
Career position - Study leave
1957 - 1974?
Career position - Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne
1963
Career position - Study leave in North America
1970
Career position - Study leave in Peru, Mexico and Alaska
1970
Education - Doctor of Agricultural Science (DAgSc) received from the University of Melbourne
1974
Career position - Flowering, Time, Climate and Genotype, published by Melbourne University Press
1975 - c. 1976
Career position - Reader in Agronomy at the University of Melbourne
c. 1976
Career position - Honorary Senior Associate of the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne (now the Institute of Land and Food Resources)
1981 - 1989
Award - Fellow of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science (FAIAS)
1985
Career position - Handbook of Flowering. Vol 1 published by CRC Press
1989
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Newspaper Articles

  • Hudson, Susan, 'Young scientist searched for the big picture', The Age, 2005. Details

Online Resources

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