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Biographical entry Wood, Joseph Garnett (1900 - 1959)

FAA, RFACI

Born
2 September 1900
Mitcham, South Australia, Australia
Died
8 December 1959
Beaumont, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Botanist

Summary

Joseph wood was a plant physiologist who made significant contributions to the study of the biochemistry of native plants under water stress, particularly the effects of aridity and mineral nutrition. He was Professor of Botany at the University of Adelaide from 1935 to 1959. Wood was active in professional organisations, serving as President of both the Royal Society of South Australia. The J. G. Wood Lecture has been presented biennially since 1962 to the Australian Society of Plant Physiologists, of which Wood was foundation President.

Details

Born Mitcham, South Australia, 2 September 1900. Died 8 December 1959. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1954.

Events

1922
Education - BSc, University of Adelaide
1923 - 1959
Award - Fellow, Royal Society of South Australia
1925 - 1927
Award - 1851 Exhibition Scholarship, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge
1928
Education - MSc, University of Adelaide
1928 - 1935
Career position - Lecturer-in-Charge, Department of Botany, University of Adelaide
1932 - 1959
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Australian journal of experimental biology and medical science
1933
Education - PhD, University of Cambridge
1933
Education - DSc, University of Adelaide
1935 - 1959
Career position - Professor of Botany, University of Adelaide
1937 - 1940
Career position - Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Adelaide
1938 - 1948
Career position - Member of Council, Royal Society of South Australia
1939
Career position - President, Section M (Botany), Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science
1940 - 1959
Career position - Member, Flora and Fauna Board of South Australia
1942
Career position - President, Royal Society of South Australia
1944
Award - Sir Joseph Verco Medal, Royal Society of South Australia
1946 - 1948
Career position - Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Adelaide
1946 - 1959
Award - Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1950 - 1956
Career position - Member, Advisory Council, CSIRO
1952
Award - Clarke Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales
1952 - 1959
Career position - Member, UNESCO Advisory Committee on Arid-zone research
1952 - 1959
Career position - Member of Council, Australian National University
1953 - 1956
Career position - Member, South Australian Council, CSIRO
1954 - 1959
Award - Foundation Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1956 - 1959
Career position - Chairman, Board of Research Studies, University of Adelaide
1957 - 1959
Career position - Chairman, Board of Standards, Australian Journals of Scientific Research, CSIRO
1958 - 1959
Career position - President, Australian Society of Plant Physiologists
1958 - 1959
Career position - Foundation Member, Australian Society of Plant Physiologists
1959
Career position - Member, Advisory Council, CSIRO

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Society of Plant Physiologists - Records, 1958 - 1999, MS 097; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details
  • Joseph Garnett Wood - Records, 1938 - 1959, MS 025; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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Journal Articles

  • 'Joseph Garnet Wood, DSc, FAA, Professor of Botany, University of Adelaide, 1900-59', Proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia, 84 (1961), 1-9. Details
  • Womersley, H. B. S., 'Obituary: Joseph Garnett Wood', Australian Journal of Science, 22 (10) (1960), 407-408. Details

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