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Biographical entry Farquhar, Graham Douglas (1947 - )

FAA, FRS

Born
8 December 1947
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation
Plant biologist

Summary

Graham Farquhar is Distinguished Professor and Leader of the Environmental Biology Group at the Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, in Canberra. He has published over 200 hundred scientific publications in the field, presented a multitude of invited lectures and talks and has been involved in over fifty scientific committees, societies and groups. Because of his phenomenal output and contribution to science, Farquhar has also received many, many honours and awards including fellowship to the Royal Society and the Australian Academy of Science, the P.L. Goldacre Award from the Australian Society of Plant Physiologists and the Leading Australian Citation Laureate for 2001. Farquhar was awarded the Prime Minister's Prize for Science in 2015 and the Kyoto Prize in 2017, and as a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shared the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2007. He was appointed the Senior Australian of the Year for 2018.

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1968
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the Australian National University in Canberra
1969
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) Queensland Honours in Biophysics
1973
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the Australian National University
1973 - 1975
Career position - Research Associate at the Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University in the USA
1975 - 1976
Career position - Research Specialist at the Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory
1976 - 1980
Career position - Research Fellow, then Senior Research Fellow at the Australian National University
1980
Award - P.L. Goldacre Award received from the Australian Society of Plant Physiologists
1980 - 1988
Career position - Fellow then Senior Fellow at the Australian National University
1982
Career position - Fulbright Senior Scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA
1983
Award - Gottschalk Medal received from the Australian Academy of Science
1984 - 1989
Career position - Member, Advisory Committee, Australian journal of plant physiology
1985 - 1993
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Planta
1986 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Functional Ecology
1986 - 1993
Career position - Member of the International Photosynthesis Committee
1986 - 1996
Career position - Member, Australian Committee for International Geosphere - Biosphere Programme (IGBP)
1988 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1988 - 1989
Career position - Leader of the Plant Environmental Biology Group at the Research School of Biological Sciences at the Australian National University
1988 - 2003
Career position - Professor of Environmental Biology at the Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University
1990 - 1993
Career position - Member, Scientific Steering Committee, International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Project (IGAC/IGBP)
1990 - 1993
Career position - Member, Biological Panel, Research Grants Committee, Australian Research Council
1990 - 1994
Career position - Member, Board of the Australian Journals of Scientific Research
1990 - 1994
Career position - Member, Sectional Committee 5, Australian Academy of Science
1991
Award - Corresponding Member of the American Society of Plant Physiologists
1991
Award - CSIRO Medal for Research Achievement
1994 - 1996
Career position - Chairman of the Australian Committee for International Geosphere Biosphere Programme
1994 - 1997
Career position - Chairman of the Global Change Confederation
1994 - 1997
Career position - Member of Council, Australian Academy of Science
1994 - 1998
Career position - Chairman, National Greenhouse Gases Inventory Working Group on Carbon Dioxide from the Biosphere
1994 - 2009
Career position - Leader of the Environmental Biology Group at the Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University
1995 -
Award - Fellow of Royal Society (FRS)
1996 - 1997
Career position - Chairman, National Committee on Climate and Global Change, Australian Academy of Science
1996 - 1997
Career position - Vice President of the Australian Academy of Science
1997
Career position - Science adviser and Australian delegate, Framework Convention on Climate Change, Conference of Parties, Kyoto, Japan
1997 - 2000
Career position - Member, Greenhouse Science Advisory Committee
1997 - 2001
Career position - Subject Editor, Plant, Cell and Environment
1998 -
Career position - Member, High Level Steering Committee, National Carbon Accounting System, Australian Greenhouse Office
1998 - 2001
Career position - Deputy Chief-Executive Officer and Program Leader of the CRC (Cooperative Research Centre) for Greenhouse Accounting
2001
Award - Centenary Medal received from the Australian Government for service to Australian society and science in plant physiology
2001
Award - CSIRO Medal for Research Achievement
2002 - 2005
Career position - Member of the Academic Board, Australian National University
2003 -
Career position - Board member of the Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies
2003 -
Career position - Distinguished Professor of Environmental Biology at the Research School of Biological Sciences
2003 - 2004
Career position - Chair, Board of Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University
2004 -
Career position - Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry
2004 - 2010
Career position - Board Member, Australian Society of Plant Scientists
2005
Award - J. G. Wood Lecturer, Australian Society of Plant Scientists
2005 - 2008
Career position - Associate Director, Research School of Biology, Australian National University
2005 - 2008
Career position - Member, Board of Standards for CSIRO/AAS Science Journals
2006
Award - R.M. Johnston Memorial Medal, the Royal Society of Tasmania
2006
Award - Honorary Doctorate, University of Antwerp, Belgium
2007
Award - Nobel Prize for Peace (shared): Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change
2007 - 2008
Career position - Member, Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary Industries
2007 - 2011
Career position - Vice President and Secretary (Biological) and Member of Executive Committee and Council, Australian Academy of Science
2009
Career position - Senior Research Fellow, Land & Water Australia
2011
Award - Peter Baume Award (with James Williams), Australian National University
2011
Award - Alexander von Humboldt Research Award
2013 -
Career position - Associate Editor, Plant Physiology
2013 -
Career position - Member, Singapore National Research Foundation Competitive Research Program Panel
2013
Career event - Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), United States of America
2013
Award - Honorary Doctorate, Wageningen University, Netherlands
2013
Career position - Honorary Professor, Centre for Agricultural Resources Research, Shijiazhuang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2013
Career position - Einstein Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2013
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to science in the areas of plant physiology and climate change as a leading researcher, academic and author
2014 -
Career position - Principal Investigator, A.R.C. Centre of Excellence on Translational Photosynthesis
2014
Award - Rank Prize for Human and Animal Nutrition and Crop Husbandry, United Kingdom
2014 - 2016
Career position - Member of Sectional Committee 9, Royal Society, London
2015
Award - Prime Minister's Prize for Science, Commonwealth of Australia
2015
Award - Life Member, Australian Society of Plant Scientists
2016
Award - Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture, Australian Academy of Science
2017
Award - Kyoto Prize for Basic Sciences, Inamori Foundation, Japan
2017
Award - Senior Australian of the Year

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