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Biographical entry Costin, Alec Baillie (1925 - )


30 September 1925
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Alec Costin was a Senior Research Scientist and Chief Research Scientist at the Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO from 1955-1974. He is an international authority on the ecology of high mountain and high latitude ecosystems.


Born 30 September 1925. Educated University of Sydney (BScAgr 1947, DScAgr 1964). Soil Conservationist, Soil Conservation Service of New South Wales 1942-50, Thomas Lawrance Pawlett Scholar, University of Sydney 1950-51, Australian Services Canteens Scholar, University of Sydney and overseas 1951-53, Principal Research Officer, Soil Conservation Authority of Victoria 1953-55, Senior Research Scientist - Chief Research Scientist, Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO 1955-74, Visiting Fellow, Department of Biogeography and Geomorphology, Australian National University 1973-74, Visiting Fellow, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian National University 1976-77. Foundation member, Ecological Society of Australia and Australian Conservation Foundation, Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1980.

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  • Wright, Genevieve T., McDougall, Keith L. and McCarthy, Gavan J., 'Archiving the scientific legacy of Alec Costin', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 140 (2018), 245-8. Details


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