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Biographical entry Stoate, Theodore Norman (1895 - 1979)

13 January 1895
Stepney, South Australia, Australia
13 April 1979
Busselton, Western Australia, Australia


Theodore Norman Stoate and Stephen L. Kessell (qv) of the Western Australian Forests Department studied the nutrition requirements of pine in the 1920s and showed that poor sites benefited from the addition of phosphorus and zinc.


Graduate of the Adelaide Forestry School 1918; post-graduate Diploma of Forestry, Oxford 1931. New South Wales Forestry Commission; Assistant Working Plans Officer, Western Australian Forests Department 1922-27, Assistant Conservator 1927-46, Conservator from 1946. First winner of W.R. Grimwade scholarship to University of Oxford 1930.


Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus stoatei C.A.Gardner was named in Stoate's honour

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  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, 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, CSIRO, Melbourne, 1978, 101 pp. Details
  • Stephens, C.G. and Quirk, J.P., 'James Arthur Prescott 1890-1987', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 7, no. 3, 1988, pp. 299-313. Also available at Details

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