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Biographical entry Main, Albert Russell (Bert) (1919 - 2009)

CBE, FAA, FANZAAS

Born
6 March 1919
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Died
3 December 2009
Occupation
Zoologist

Summary

Bert Main was Emeritus Professor of Zoology at the University of Western Australia and Chair of the Western Australian Environment Protection Authority (1982-1985c). He has received many honours for his contribution to zoology including the Mueller Medal from ANZAAS (Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science), the Gold Medal from the Australian Ecological Society and he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

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1939 - c. 1942
Career position - Joined the Citizen Military Force, then the Australian Imperial Force and later the Royal Australian Air Force
1950
Award - Fullbright Scholarship to the University of Chicago received
1952 - c. 1967
Career position - Researcher at the Department of Zoology at the University of Western Australia
1956
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Western Australia
1967 - 1984
Career position - Professor of Zoology at the University of Western Australia
1969
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1972 - 1979
Career position - Councilor and Chair of the Australian Institute of Marine Science
1972 - 1985
Career position - Member of the Western Australian Environment Protection Authority
1979 - 1983
Career position - Member of the Zoological Board, Western Australia (WA)
1980 - 1983
Career position - President of the National Park Authority, WA
1981
Award - Commander the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
1982 - 1985?
Career position - Chairman of the Western Australian Environment Protection Authority
1995
Award - Royal Society of Western Australia Medalist

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