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Biographical entry Farquhar, Graham Douglas (1947 - )

FAA, FRS

Born
8 December 1947
Occupation
Plant biologist

Summary

Graham Farquhar is Distinguished Professor and Leader of the Environmental Biology Group at the Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, in Canberra. He has published over 200 hundred scientific publications in the field, presented a multitude of invited lectures and talks and has been involved in over fifty scientific committees, societies and groups. Because of his phenomenal output and contribution to science, Farquhar has also received many, many honours and awards including fellowship to the Royal Society and the Australian Academy of Science, the P.L. Goldacre Award from the Australian Society of Plant Physiologists and the Leading Australian Citation Laureate for 2001.

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1968
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the Australian National University in Canberra
1969
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) Queensland Honours in Biophysics
1973
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the Australian National University
1973 - 1975
Career position - Research Associate at the Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University in the USA
1975 - 1976
Career position - Research Specialist at the Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory
1976 - 1980
Career position - Research Fellow, then Senior Research Fellow at the Australian National University
1980
Award - P.L. Goldacre Award received from the Australian Society of Plant Physiologists
1980 - 1988
Career position - Fellow then Senior Fellow at the Australian National University
1982
Career position - Fullbright Senior Scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA
1983
Award - Gottschalk Medal received from the Australian Academy of Science
1986 - 1993
Career position - Member of the International Photosynthesis Committee
1988 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1988 - 1989
Career position - Leader of the Plant Environmental Biology Group at the Research School of Biological Sciences at the Australian National University
1988 - 2003
Career position - Professor of Environmental Biology at the Research School of Biological Sciences
1991
Award - Corresponding Member of the American Society of Plant Physiologists
1994 -
Career position - Leader of the Environmental Biology Group at the Research School of Biological Sciences
1994 - 1996
Career position - Chairman of the Australian Committee for International Geosphere Biosphere Programme
1994 - 1997
Career position - Chairman of the Global Change Confederation
1995 -
Award - Fellow of Royal Society (FRS)
1996 - 1997
Career position - Vice President of the Australian Academy of Science
1998 - 2001
Career position - Deputy Chief-Executive Officer and Program Leader of the CRC (Cooperative Research Centre) for Greenhouse Accounting
2003 -
Career position - Distinguished Professor of Environmental Biology at the Research School of Biological Sciences
2003 -
Career position - Board member of the Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies
2003
Award - Centenary Medal received from the Australian Government
2004 -
Career position - Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry
2013
Career event - Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), United States of America

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