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Biographical entry Harris, Graham

Biologist and Botanist


British-born biologist and ecologist Graham Harris came to Australia in 1984, after working as a Professor of Biology in Canada for 15 years. He worked at the CSIRO in various capacities for 20 years (1985-2005). From 1993-1996 Harris was the Director of the CSIRO's highly significant Port Phillip Bay Environmental Study, for which he received the CSIRO's Chairman's medal in 1996.



c. 1968
Education - PhD in Plant Ecology at Imperial College, London
c. 1969 - 1984
Career position - Professor of Biology, McMaster University, Canada
Life event - Emigrated to Australia from Canada
1993 - 1996
Career position - Director of the Port Phillip Bay Environmental Study, CSIRO
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
Career position - Foundation Chief of the Division of Land and Water
c. 2000 - 2003
Career position - Chairman of the CSIRO Flagship Programs
Award - Life Member of the International Water Academy, Oslo
2003 - 2005
Career position - Fellow of the CSIRO

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