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Biographical entry Nix, Henry Allan (1937 - )

Agricultural scientist and Ornithologist


Henry Nix was Director, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian National University 1986-1999 and a professor there from 1999. He is interested in the development of explicit, computer-based methods for inventory, evaluation planning and management of land and water resources.


NIX, Henry Allan
Educated Queensland Agricultural College (QDA 1956) and University of Queensland (BAgrSc 1960). Science writer, CSIRO Agricultural Research Liaison Section, Head office, Melbourne 1961-64, experimental officer, Division of Land Research and Regional Survey 1964-72, senior research scientist, Division of Land Use Research 1973-74, principal research scientist 1975-82, senior principal research scientist, Division of Water and Land Resources and leader of Resource Management Program 1983-86; professor and Director, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian National University 1986-99, professor from 1999. Chairman, UN Expert Committee on Climatic and Potential Physical Effects of Global Nuclear War 1988-90; chairman, National Greenhouse Advisory Committee 1989-93; chairman, Technical Advisory Committee, Commonwealth Climate Impact Assessment and Management Program 1989-94; chairman, Advisory Committee, Australian Network for Plant Conservation 1993 to date. Gold medal, Queensland Agriculture College Council 1988; Urrbrae Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to Australian agriculture 1988; Gold Medal, Ecological Society of Australia 1994; AURISA Eminent Individual Award 1995.


1979 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Institute of Agricultural Science
1999 -
Career position - Member of Council, Birds Australia
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to the environment, particularly the conservation of natural resources, and to land management through the development and application of simulation models for ecologically sustainable land utilization
Career position - President, Birds Australia
2006 - 2011
Award - Fellow, Birds Australia
Award - J. P. Thomson Medal, Royal Geographical Society Queensland
2012 -
Award - Fellow, Birdlife Australia

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See also

  • Robin, Libby, The Flight of the Emu: a Hundred Years of Australian Ornithology 1901-2001 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2001), 492 pp. Details

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