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Biographical entry Walker, Brian

Born
Zimbabwe
Occupation
Agricultural scientist and Ecologist

Summary

Brian Walker has made significant contributions to the area of ecology and agriculture. He has been a member of boards, committees and other scientific and research organisation across the globe from China to Africa. In addition Brian Walker served as Chief of the CSIRO Division of Wildlife and Ecology.

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1958 - 1961
Education - BSc (Agriculture), University of Natal, South Africa
1964 - 1966
Education - MSc (Plant Ecology), University of Saskatchewan, Canada
1964 - 1968
Award - Canadian Commonwealth Scholar
1966 - 1968
Education - PhD (Plant Ecology), University of Saskatchewan, Canada
1969 - 1979
Career position - Lecturer in Ecology, University of Rhodesia
1971
Award - Charles Bullard Research Fellow, Harvard University
1979 - 1985
Career position - Professor, Department of Botany, and Director, Centre for Resource Ecology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
1983 - 1985
Career position - Head of Department of Botany, University of the Witwatersrand
1985 - 1999
Career position - Chief of the Division of Wildlife and Ecology, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
1986
Award - Distinguished Graduate in Agriculture Award, University of Saskatchewan 75th Anniversary of the College of Agriculture
1987 - 1990
Career position - Member, Special Committee for the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU)
1987 - 1994
Career position - Member, IUCN Commission on Ecology
1987 - 1996
Career position - Member, Australian Committee for UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme
1987 - 1998
Career position - Member, National Committee for the IGBP (Australia)
1989 - 1993
Career position - Member, Australian Endangered Species Advisory Committee
1990 - 1996
Career position - Member, Scientific Committee of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme of ICSU
1990 - 1997
Career position - Chairman, Scientific Steering Committee of the IGBP core project on Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems
1991
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
1992 - 1999
Career position - Member, Board of the Co-operative Research Centre for Vertebrate Pest Control, Australia
1993 - 1999
Career position - Member, Board of the Co-operative Research Centre for Tropical Resource Ecology and Management, Australia
1995 - 1999
Career position - Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University
1995 - 1999
Career position - Member, Board of the Co-operative Research Centre for Sustainable Management of Tropical Savannas, Australia
1998 - 2000
Career position - Member of the Board, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
1999
Award - Ecological Society of Australia Gold Medal
2000 -
Career position - The Beijer International Institute for Ecological Economics
2000 - 2003
Career position - Chair of the Board, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
2000 - 2006
Career position - Scientist, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems
2000 - 2008
Career position - Science Program Director, the Resilience Alliance
2000 - 2014
Career position - The Resilience Alliance - Chair of the Board
2001
Award - Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry.
2003
Award - Australian Centenary Medal for Service to Australian Society in Ecology
2004
Award - (Joint recipient) Ecological Society of America Sustainability Award
2006 -
Career position - Hon. Research Fellow, CSIRO Land and Water Flagship
2006 - 2010
Career position - Member, International Scientific Council for the Knowledge Systems for Innovation Program, Erasmus University
2006 - 2012
Career position - Australia 21 - Board member
2007 -
Award - Fellow, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
2007
Award - (Joint recipient) Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the IPCC
2008 -
Career position - Research Fellow, The Stockholm Resilience Centre, University of Stockholm
2008 -
Career position - Hazard and Risk Science Base Project, Beijing Normal University, China - Member of the 'Core International Experts'
2008 - 2012
Career position - Advisory Board member, Institute of Applied Ecology, University of Canberra
2010 -
Career position - Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies - Chair of the Advisory Board
2013
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science

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