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Biographical entry Wood, Edward James Ferguson (1904 - 1972)

23 June 1904
Eagle Junction, Queensland, Australia
15 May 1972
Caringbah, New South Wales, Australia
Marine biologist


Edward Wood was a marine biologist whose research included bacterial spoilage of fish; a survey of Australian seaweeds to find local sources for agar; bacterial activity in oceans and estuaries, and pioneering work on phytoplankton in Australian and New Zealand waters, particularly diatoms and dinoflagellates. Among his major publications were Studies in microbial ecology of the Australasian region (1964) and Microbiology of oceans and estuaries (1967).



? - 1933
Career position - Assistant Pathologist, Queensland Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations
Career position - Cadetship, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock
Education - BSc, University of Queensland
Education - MSc, University of Queensland
1933 - 1934
Career position - Technical Assistant, Commonwealth Department of Health, Melbourne
1934 - 1937
Career position - Lecturer on Bacteriology, University of Melbourne
Education - BA, University of Queensland
1937 -
Career position - Assistant Research Officer, CSIRO Fisheries Investigations Section
1958 - 1963
Career position - Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Division of Fisheries and Oceanography
1963 - 1970
Career position - Professor of Marine Biology and Deputy Chairman, Institute of Marine Science, University of Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
Education - DSc, University of Queensland

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