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Biographical entry Stewart, George Alan (Alan) (1922 - )

17 June 1922
Agricultural scientist


Alan Stewart was Senior Survey Officer, CSIRO Division of Land Research and Regional Survey 1951-1960. He and a colleague, C.S. Christian (qv), proposed a land system survey involving the then revolutionary concept of using air photographs as an analogue model of the land resource to identify broad scale recurring patterns of land units, and then determining their characteristics by stereoscopic examination and field traverse sampling. Stewart was educated at the University of Melbourne (MAgrSc).



1944 - 1951
Career position - Soil surveyor at the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Soils
1951 - 1960
Career position - Senior Survey Officer with the Division of Land Research and Regional Survey
1960 - 1973
Career position - Chief of the CSIRO Division of Land Research in Canberra
1973 - 1976
Career position - Officer-in-Charge of the Agroindustrial Research Unit
1976 -
Career position - Co-ordinator of the Agroindustrial Systems Program of the Division of Chemical Technology

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