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Biographical entry Duckhouse, Derek Anthony (1933 - 2014)

Born
1933
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Died
9 January 2014
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Entomologist

Summary

Derek Duckhouse was an international authority of the insect order Psychodidae (moth flies) and amassed an extensive collection of specimens. He made major contributions to understanding the evolutionary relationships of these flies, and flies more broadly, while also describing many new species. He was an early enthusiast in Australia of cladistic analysis as a taxonomic tool while considering that it had limitations. For over 40 years he was on the staff of the Department of Biology (later Zoology) at the University of Adelaide and a long-term Fellow of the Royal Society of South Australia.

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Events

1957
Life event - Migrated to South Australia
1957
Education - PhD, University College London
1957 - 1998
Career position - On the staff of the Department of Biology (later Zoology), University of Adelaide
1998
Life event - Retired

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Wallman, James F., 'Obituary: Dr Derek Anthony Duckhouse (1933-2014)', Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, vol. 138, no. 2, 2014, pp. 305-9. Details

Online Resources

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