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Biographical entry Cribb, Joan Winnifred (1930 - )

Born
1930
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Botanist

Summary

Joan Winifred Cribb was awarded the Australian Natural History Medallion in 1994 for her contribution to botany. Her husband Alan, also a talented botanist, received the same award in 2001. Some time after marrying Alan, Lecture of Botany, she joined him at the University of Queensland as a part-time tutor and lecturer. She retired from teaching in 1989. Together they studied many botanical specimens, especially algae, and authored several books (see chronology section). Joan Cribb also published widely without him. Her main area of expertise was gasteromycetes having described twenty-one new species, but also described fourteen new species of marine fungi.

Details

Events

1949 -
Career position - Member of the Queensland Naturalists' Club
1952
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Queensland
1954
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Queensland
c. 1960 - c. 1989
Career position - Tutor and Lecturer (part-time) in Botany at the University of Queensland
1975
Career position - Wild Food in Australia published
1981
Career position - Wild Plants in Australia published
1981
Career position - Wild Medicine in Australia published
1985
Career position - Plants of the Great Barrier Reef and Adjacent Shores published
1992
Award - Queensland Natural History Award received
1994
Award - Australian Natural History Medallion received

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Edited Books

  • McKay, Judith (ed.), Brilliant Careers: Women Collectors and Illustrators in Queensland, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, 1997, 80 pp. Details

Online Resources

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