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Biographical entry Haseler, William Henri (Bill) (1925 - 2015)

Born
30 July 1925
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Died
1 January 2015
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Entomologist

Summary

Bill Haseler was an entomologist who was held in high regard as expert in the biological control of weeds. He led several successful control campaigns in Queensland, including those against Harrisia cactus, Lantana, Groundsel, Parthenium and Noogoora Burr. During his 15 years as Director of the Biological Branch of the Queensland Department of Lands he significantly expanded the number of graduate staff, and improved facilities particularly relating to quarantine and the sourcing of control agents from overseas. Haseler played a leading role professional organisations in both the entomological and weed science fields, serving as President of several. For 11 years he was a Member of the Commonwealth Government's Australian Weeds Committee. Haseler was a skilled entomological illustrator.

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1943 - 1946
Career position - Served with Royal Australian Air Force
1946 - 1957
Career position - Clerk, Queensland public service
1957
Education - BSc, University of Queensland
1957 - 1970
Career position - Entomologist, Biological Section, Queensland Department of Lands
1963
Education - MSc, University of Queensland
1964
Career position - President, Entomological Society of Queensland
1965
Career position - Founding Member, Australian Entomological Society
1966
Career position - Visiting entomologist, Archbold Research Station, Florida, U.S.A.
1970 - 1985
Career position - Director, Biological Branch, Queensland Department of Lands
1975
Career position - Founding Member, Weed Society of Queensland
1977
Career position - Inaugural President, Council of Australian Weed Science Societies

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