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Biographical entry Podger, Francis Denis (1933 - 1999?)

10 August 1933
Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
Ecology and Conservation and Forester
Alternative Names
  • Podger, Frank


Frank Podger was a forester who specialised in forest pathology. He initially worked for the Forest Research Institute (then part of the Australian Department of Agriculture) which later became the Division of Forest Research, CSIRO. He was part of a team who in 1964 identified the root-rot fungus, Phytophthora cinnamomi, as the cause of crown die-back in Western Australian forests. In 1996 he was chair of the Western Australian Dieback Review Panel, reporting on dieback in Western Australia.



Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus laeliae Podger & Chippend.

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Conference Papers

  • Podger, F.D. and Peet, G.B., 'Some effects of fire in the growth of jarrah.', in Proceedings of the 4th Conference of the Institute of Foresters of Australia, Hobart (Institute of Foresters of Australia, 1965).. Details
  • Podger, F.D.; Bird, T. and Brown, M.J., 'Human Activity, Fire and Change in the Forest at Hogsback Plain, Southern Tasmania', in Australia's Ever Changing Forests: Proceedings of the 1st National Conference on Australian Forest History, Canberra 1988 edited by Kevin J. Frawley and Noel M. Semple (Canberra: Australian Defence Force Academy, Department of Georgraphy and Oceanography, 1988).. Details

Edited Books

  • Keane, P.J., Kile, G.A., Podger, F.D. and Brown, B.N. eds, Diseases and pathogens of eucalypts. (Collingwood, Vic.: CSIRO Publishing, 2000), 565 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Bird, T., Kile, G.A., Podger, F.D., 'The eucalypt crown diebacks - a growing problem for forest Managers.', Australian Forestry, 37 (1974), 173-187. Details
  • Podger, F.D., Kile, G.A., Bird, T., Turnbull, C.R.A., McLeod, D.E., 'An unexpected decline in some forests of Eucalyptus obliqua and E. regnans in southern Tasmania.', Australian Forest Research, 10 (1980), 53-70. Details


See also

Rosanne Walker, Peter Fagg