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Biographical entry Pryor, Lindsay Dixon (1915 - 1998)

AO

Born
26 October 1915
Moonta, South Australia, Australia
Died
17 August 1998
Occupation
Botanist and Forester

Summary

Lindsay Dixon Pryor was Professor of Botany, School of General Studies, Australian National University 1958-1976. His particular areas of interest were eucalypts and poplars. He wrote a number of books, including Trees and Shrubs in Canberra (1991, with J.C.G. Banks). In 1971 he was awarded the NW Jolly Medal by the Institute of Foresters of Australia - the highest and most prestigious honour for outstanding service to the profession of forestry in Australia.

Details

Born Moonta, South Australia, 26 October 1915. Died Canberra, 17 August 1998. Educated University of Adelaide (DSc) and Australian Forestry School (DipFor). Assistant Forester ACT 1936; Assistant Research Officer 1939; Acting Forester 1940; Director, Parks and Gardens Canberra 1944-58; Professor of Botany, School of General Studies, Australian National University 1958-76. Schlich Medal 1935; Mueller Medal, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science 1976; Foundation Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering 1976.

Events

1954
Taxonomy event - Co-author of Eucalyptus aromaphloia L.D.Pryor & J.H.Willis
1962
Taxonomy event - Honoured with Eucalyptus pryoriana L.A.S.Johnson
1971
Award - NW Jolly Medal, Institute of Foresters of Australia
1975 - 1987
Award - Foundation Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences
1976
Award - Mueller Medal, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science
1983
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to botanical science
1987 - 1998
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering

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Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Pryor, L. D. and Johnson, L. A. S., A classification of the eucalypts (Canberra: Australian National University, 1971), 102 pp. Details
  • Pryor, Lindsay Dixon, Australian endangered species : eucalypts (Canberra: Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service, 1981), 139 pp. Details
  • Pryor, Lindsay Dixon; Banks, John C. G., Trees and shrubs in Canberra (Seven Hills, NSW: ittle Hills Press with the co-operation and assistance of the ACT Govt.,, 2001), 319 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Pryor, Lindsay Dixon; Johnson, Lawrence Alexander Sidney, 'Eucalyptus, the universal Australian' in Ecological biogeography of Australia (Monographiae biologicae vol.41), Keast, A., ed., vol. 1 (The Hague: W. Junk, 1981), pp. 499 - 536. Details
  • Turnbull, J.W. and Pryor, L.D., 'Choice of species and seed sources.' in Eucalypts for wood production, Hillis, W.E. and Brown, A.G., eds (Melbourne: CSIRO, 1978), p. 434. Details

Journal Articles

  • Humphries, C. J., Ladiges, P. Y., and Brooker, M. I. H., 'Cladistic and biogeographic analysis of western Australian species of Eucalyptus L'Herit., informal subgenus Monocalyptus Pryor & Johnson.', Australian Journal of Botany, 35 (3) (1987), 251. Details

Resources

See also

  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_p.html. Details
  • Hall, Norman, Botanists of the Eucalypts: short biographies of people who have named eucalypts, whose names have been given to species or who have collected type material (Melbourne: CSIRO, 1978), 101 pp. Details

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