Tom Browning (entomologist)

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Thomas Oakley Browning (28 January 1920 – April 1998) was an Australian zoologist and peace activist. He was a research scientist in the field of entomology. [1] After his retirement in 1983, he had the title of Emeritus Professor of Entomology at the Waite campus of the University of Adelaide. He also wrote a number of biographies of former colleagues. [2] He died in Adelaide in April 1998 at the age of 78. [3] [4]

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1920Born in Maitland, South Australia
1948–1952Entomologist, Waite Agricultural Research Institute
1952Nuffield Foundation Fellow
1953–1962Senior lecturer in zoology, University of Adelaide
1963–1983Waite Professor of Entomology
1971–1977Research director, International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi
1983-1998Emeritus professor of entomology
1987–1988Chairman, Environment Protection Council of South Australia

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References

  1. "Browning, Thomas Oakley (1920-)". trove.nla.gov.au/. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  2. Browning, Thomas Oakley (1920 - ), Encyclopedia of Australian Science, www.eoas.info
  3. Ancestry LifeStory: Thomas Oakley Browning
  4. Proposed ADB Entries for People Who Died 1991-2000