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Biographical entry Lester, Robert John Graham (Bob) (1941 - )

Born
28 November 1941
Walsall, United Kingdom
Occupation
Parasitologist

Summary

Robert Lester worked on the ecology, systematics, parthenogenesis, and host-parasite interaction and control of parasites of economically important marine species. He is recognised as expert in the crustacean parasites of fish, protozoan parasites of oysters and baculoviruses of prawns. His research interests extend to the application of marine parasitology to fisheries management and aquaculture, especially in the abalone, oyster, prawn, and sea-caged tuna fisheries. On retirement he was appointed Emeritus Professor in the School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland.

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1964
Education - BSc, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
1969
Education - MSc, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
1973
Education - PhD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
1977 - 1984
Career position - Teaching and Research Fellow, Department of Parasitology, University of Queensland
1984 - 1989
Career position - Lecturer in Marine Parasitology, Department of Parasitology, University of Queensland
1989 - 1996
Career position - Reader, Department of Parasitology, University of Queensland
1998
Career position - Head of Department of Parasitology, University of Queensland
2002
Career position - Inaugural Head Subject Examiner for Aquatic Animal Health, Australian College of Veterinary Scientists

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Angus, B. M., Cannon, L. G. R. and Adlard, R. D., 'Parasitology and the Queensland Museum, with Biographical Notes on Collectors', Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, Nature, vol. 53, 2007, pp. 1-156. Details

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