Browse Entries

Use Trove to find more resources by/about this Biographical entry

  • Trove

Biographical entry Crocker, Robert Langdon (1914 - 1963)

Born
July 1914
Peterborough, South Australia, Australia
Died
20 June 1963
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Biologist and Plant ecologist

Summary

Robert Crocker was Professor of Biology, University of Sydney 1953-1963. His research interests were in grassland ecology and soils, particularly dune formation. He made pioneering studies of the dunes that cover much of southern South Australia. Crocker's work was influential in later studies of pedology and ecology.

Details

Events

1935
Education - BSc, University of Adelaide
1936 -
Career position - Scientist, CSIR Division of Soils
1939
Career event - Crossed Simpson Desert from east to west with Cecil Madigan
1940 - 1943
Career position - Explosives chemist, Ministry of Munitions
1947
Education - DSc, University of Adelaide
1948
Award - Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship
1950
Career position - Associate Professor, Department of Soils, University of California, Berkeley, California, U.S.A.
1951 - 1954
Career position - Professor of Soils, University of California, Berkeley, California, U.S.A.
1954 - 1963
Career position - Professor of Biology, University of Sydney
1955 - 1963
Career position - Member, Linnean Society of New South Wales
1956 - 1962
Career position - Member of Council, Linnean Society of New South Wales

Related Corporate Bodies

Archival resources

University of Sydney, Archives

  • Robert Langdon Crocker - Records, 1948 - 1952, P 160; University of Sydney, Archives. Details

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Murray, P. D. F. and Crocker, R. L., 'Obituary: John McLuckie', Australian Journal of Science, 19 (3) (1956), 109-110. Details
  • Twidale, C. Rowland, Bourne, Jennifer A. and Hilgers, Alexandra, 'R. L. Crocker and the South Australian palaeodunefields', Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 142 (2) (2018), 224-36. Details

Resources

See also

McCarthy, G.J. and Helen Cohn