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Biographical entry Simon, Bryan Kenneth (1943 - 2015)

Born
1943
Witbank, South Africa
Died
3 January 2015
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Botanist

Summary

Bryan Simon was a taxonomist and systematist who specialised in the grass family, Poaceae, particularly the genera Aristida, Sacciolepis and Sporobolus. After nine years working as a systematic botanist at the National Herbarium of Rhodesia, he moved to Queensland in 1974 where he spent the next 39 years at the Queensland Herbarium. He published prolifically on Australian grasses, particularly for the Flora of Australia and produced two editions of the Key to Australian grasses. Simon was a leader in the creation of electronic resources for grass specialists worldwide, notably AusGrass and Grass world. He collected widely across Australia and internationally: His principal collections are lodged with the Queensland Herbarium.

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1964
Education - BSc, University College of Rhodesia
1965
Career position - Systematic Botanist, National Herbarium of Rhodesia
1971
Education - MSc, University of Reading, U.K
1974
Career position - Botanist, Queensland Herbarium
1974
Life event - Migrated to Queensland
1978
Career position - Principal Botanist, Queensland Herbarium
1992
Career position - Senior Principal Botanist, Queensland Herbarium
2012
Career position - Senior Fellow, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, University of Queensland
2012
Career position - Research Associate, Queensland Institute of Technology
2012
Career position - Research Associate, Queensland Herbarium
2012
Life event - Retired

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Journal Articles

  • Snow, Neil, 'In memory of Bryan K. Simon: friend and colleague', Australasian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter, vol. 161, 2014, pp. 50-1. Details

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