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John Busby retired as the inaugural General Manager of the Australian Government’s Office of Spatial Data Management, a whole-of-government initiative to facilitate use of spatial data within government agencies. John has over 30 years’ experience with biodiversity data management in multi-jurisdictional networks. With the Australian Biological Resources Study, he coordinated the Australian Biogeographic Information System […]
Early life Michael grew up on a dairy farm at Camden NSW and attended Camden state school. Tertiary education and early career Michael studied mathematical sciences at the University of Sydney, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours (First Class) in 1972. This was followed by a Master of Science in 1974, a […]
Early life Dr Roy Montague Green was born in Ilkeston, Derbyshire on 25 October 1935 and attended Ilkeston Grammar School. Tertiary education and early career Roy completed a BSc (Hons) in physics at Liverpool University and then moved to Canada to work as a trainee engineer with Westinghouse in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He then obtained his […]
Early life Peter was born on 6 July 1948 in Newcastle NSW, the second of 3 sons to Wilfred (Deputy Chief Electrical Engineer at Shortland County Council) and Henrietta (home maker). Peter’s secondary education was at Callaghan College in Newcastle where he gained University Entrance and was School Captain in 1965. He married Jan Winton […]
Dr Sefton Davidson Hamann was born in Christchurch, New Zealand on 8 January 1921; the youngest, by 18 and 20 years, of three children. He studied for a BSc in chemistry and physics at Canterbury College. This was interrupted by him volunteering for service in the Royal NZ Navy in August 1941. He served until […]
Stub entry. Contributions wanted Biography Brian Harrison Walker was born and raised in Zimbabwe, obtained his first degree in agriculture in South Africa, and his Ph.D. in ecology in Sakatchewan, Canada, in 1968. His interests are in ecosystem function and dynamics, particularly in regard to resilience of tropical savannas and rangelands. He lectured at the […]