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Biographical entry Caughley, Graeme James (1937 - 1994)


28 September 1937
Wanganui, New Zealand
16 February 1994
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


Graeme Caughley worked in various places in the world on vertebrate ecology. At the time of his death in 1994 he was a Chief Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Wildlife and Ecology, where he had worked since 1979.


Born Wanganui, New Zealand, 28 September 1937. Died Canberra, 16 February 1994. Educated Universities of New Zealand (BSc 1959), Sydney (MSc 1962, DSc 1979) and Canterbury (PhD 1967). Government hunter, New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs 1954-55, Research assistant, New Zealand Forest Service 1956-58, Biologist, New Zealand Antarctic Division 1958-59, Biologist, New Zealand Forest Service 1962-67, FAO wildlife biologist in Nepal, Afghanistan and Kenya 1968-69, Research fellow in Zoology, University of Sydney 1969-71, FAO wildlife biologist in Zambia and Kenya 1971-72, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney 1973-79, CSIRO Division of Wildlife and Ecology 1979-88, Special Commissioner (part-time) on the Forests and Timber enquiry of the Resource Assessment Commission, chaired by Mr Justice Stewart 1989-90, while continuing as a Chief Research Scientist with CSIRO until his death. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1992, CSIRO Chairman's Medal 1993.

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  • Graeme James Caughley - Records, 1954 - 1995, MS 198; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

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