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Biographical entry Grieve, Brian John

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Botanist

Summary

Brian Grieve was the first Professor of Botany appointed to the University of Western Australia. His research interests in botany focused particularly on mycological physiology, ecophysiology of sclerophyll forests and biosystematics. Grieve is widely known as half of "Blackall and Grieve", the multi-volume How to know Western Australian wildflowers, to which over a period of 50 years he contributed nine volumes after William Blackall's death in 1941

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1929
Education - BSc (hons), University of Melbourne
1930
Award - 1851 Exhibition Scholarship
1931
Education - PhD, University of London
1931 - 1947
Career position - Lecturer (later Senior Lecturer) in Botany, University of Melbourne
1939 - 1997
Award - Fellow, Linnean Society, London
1943
Award - David Syme Research Prize, University of Melbourne
1947 - 1957
Career position - Head, Department of Botany, University of Western Australia
1948 - 1975
Career position - Member, Royal Society of Western Australia
1951
Career position - President, Section M, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science
1953
Career position - President, Royal Society of Western Australia
1954 - 1972
Career position - Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Western Australia
1956
Award - Fulbright Fellowship
1957 - 1972
Career position - Professor of Botany, University of Western Australia
1959 - 1978
Career position - Member of the Board, Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth
1966 - 1997
Award - Fellow, Institution of Biology, London
1970 - 1971
Career position - President, Royal Society of Western Australia
1975 - 1977
Award - Honorary Life Member, Royal Society of Western Australia
1979
Award - Medal of the Royal Society of Western Australia
1988
Award - Australian Plants Award, Society for Growing Australian Plants

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  • Diels, Ludwig, Plant Life of Western Australia: South of the Tropics (a translation by B.J. Grieve, B.B. Lamont and E.O. Hellmuth, edited by N. Gibson) (Perth: [s.n.], 2003). Details

Journal Articles

  • Anon, 'Royal Society Medallists, 1979', Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 63 (1) (1980), 29-31. Details
  • Atkins, Craig, 'Emeritus Professor Brian Grieve, 1907 - 1997', Australian Systematic Botany Society newsletter, 93 (1997), 44-7. Details
  • George, A. S., 'Brian John Grieve', Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 80 (4) (1997), 289-90. Details

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