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Biographical entry Scott, George Anderson Macdonald (1933 - 1998)

Born
10 March 1933
Glasgow, Scotland
Died
23 March 1998
New Zealand
Occupation
Botanist

Summary

George Anderson M. Scott was Reader in Botany at Monash University and a master of Queen's College at the University of Melbourne. His main area of expertise was the plant group known as Bryophytes, which includes mosses and liverworts. Scott donated his highly prized specimen collections to the National Herbarium in Melbourne. He also made major contributions to the general field of botany and was a member of the Linnean Society.

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Events

1959
Education - Graduated with a gold medal in Botany at the University of Glasgow, Scotland
1961
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at University College of North Wales
1961 - 1962
Career position - Assistant Lecturer in Botany at the University of Otago, New Zealand
1962 - 1969
Career position - Lecturer then Senior Lecturer (1969) in Botany at the University of Otago
1970 - 1973
Career position - Senior Research Fellow at Monash University in Clayton, Victoria
1973 - 1983
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Botany at Monash University
1976
Career position - Moses of Southern Australia (co-authored with I. Stone) published
1976
Career position - Research Fellow of Corpus Christi, Cambridge, UK
1978
Career position - Member of the Bryophyte Committee of the International Association for Plant Taxonomy
1983
Career position - Research Fellow of Corpus Christi, Cambridge
1984 - 1986
Career position - Reader in Botany at Monash University
1985
Career position - The South Australian Liverworts published
1986 - 1992
Career position - Master of Queen's College at the University of Melbourne

Published resources

Books

  • Scott, George A. M. and Stone, Ilma G.: illustrations by Rosser, Celia, The Mosses of Southern Australia, Academic Press, London: New York, 1976, 495 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Brown, Gillian, 'Mosses, liverworts and hornworts: significant bryophyte collections at the University of Melbourne Herbarium', University of Melbourne Collections, vol. 8, 2011, pp. -7. Details
  • Watson, E. V., 'George Anderson Macdonald Scott B.Sc., Ph.D., B.A., D.Sc., F.L.S. (1933-1998)', Journal of Bryology, vol. 21, no. 2, 1999, pp. 165-6. Details

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