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Kikkawa, Jiro (1929 - )

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Born: 15 December 1929  Japan
Jiro Kikkawa, Head of the Department of Zoology, University of Queensland 1980-88, is well known for his work on silvereyes on the off-shore islands of the Great Barrier Reef and his publications on the biogeography of Australian rainforest birds. He has also fostered scientific links between Australia and Japan.

Career Highlights
Born Japan, 15 December 1929. AM 1999. Educated Tokyo University of Fisheries (degree in marine biology 1950) and Kyoto University (DSc 1961). Technical Officer, Fisheries Agency, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Japan 1950-53; postgraduate study, Kyoto University 1954; postgraduate study at University of Oxford on a British Council Scholarship 1955-57; member of Water Pollution Study Team touring United States 1958; Teaching Fellow, University of Otago 1958-61; Temporary Lecturer, University of New England 1961-64; Senior Lecturer/Reader in Zoology, University of Queensland 1965-79; Professor and Head of Department of Zoology 1980-88. First Director, Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Forest Ecology, north Queensland. Gold Medal, Ecological Society of Australia 1986; D.L. Serventy Medal, Birds Australia 1999. President, Queensland Ornithological Society 1972-75; president, Ecological Society of Australia 1974-76.

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 8 February 2001
Modified: 25 May 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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