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Biographical entry Cameron, Ann (1939 - 1998)

17 October 1998
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Ann Cameron was a toxinologist whose research focussed on the anatomy and toxinology of venomous fishes, especially stonefish and the venomous tropical and sub-tropical fish of the Pacific Ocean, and the interaction between coral and fish. Much of her work was done at the Heron Island Research Station on the Great Barrier Reef of which she was an Advisory Board Member from 1981. Cameron collaborated with Bob Endean in studying the Crown-of-Thorns Starfish and campaigning in relation to the damage the Starfish were causing to the Reef. She was a strong advocate for the protection of marine environments, especially to safeguard the Reef from uncontrolled tourism and environmental pollution.



1961 - 1973
Career position - Demonstrator, Department of Zoology, University of Queensland
Education - BSc, University of Queensland
1973 - 1976
Career position - Senior Tutor, Department of Zoology, University of Queensland
1974 -
Career position - Councillor, Great Barrier Reef Committee
Career position - Secretary, Great Barrier Reef Committee
1976 - 1983
Career position - Lecturer, Department of Zoology, University of Queensland
1979 - 1998
Career position - Member, International Society on Toxinology
1981 - 1998
Career position - Foundation Member, International Society for Reef Studies
1981 - 1998
Career position - Member, Heron Island Research Station Advisory Board
Career position - Co-Convenor, 7th World Congress on the Toxinology of Animal, Plant and Microbial Toxins, Brisbane
1983 - 1998
Career position - Senior Lecturer, Department of Zoology, University of Queensland

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Pearn, John, 'Dr Ann Cameron (1939 - 1998)', Toxicon, 40 (10) (2002), 1073-4. Details

See also

  • Hawgood, Barbara J., 'The Marine Biologist - Bob Endean', Toxicon, 48 (7) (2009), 768-779 . Details

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