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Turner, John Stewart (1908 - 1991)

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Botanist and Plant physiologist
Born: 9 September 1908  Middleborough, England.  Died: 9 May 1991.
John Stewart Turner was Professor of Botany and Plant Physiology, University of Melbourne 1938-73 and quickly assumed leadership in the field of conservation. During World War II he was in charge of a team at the University of Melbourne working on tropic proofing optical instruments using a fungicide.

Career Highlights
Born Middleborough, England, 9 September 1908. Died 9 May 1991. OBE 1974. Educated University of Cambridge (MA, PhD). Demonstrator, Botany School, Cambridge 1934-35, Senior Demonstrator 1936-38, Professor of Botany and Plant Physiology, University of Melbourne 1938-73. First President, Science Teachers' Association of Victoria, chairman, Schools Board General Science Standing Committee for 25 years, Chairman, Schools Board Biology Standing Committee for 30 years (major achievement "The Web of Life", published by the Australian Academy of Science). President, Royal Society of Victoria 1951-52, Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1956, President, Wallaby Club 1962, Chairman, Board of Management, Melbourne University Press 1963-73. Involvement in the conservation movement included foundation member, Victorian National Parks Association 1952, foundation member, Australian Conservation Foundation 1965, early member, Victorian Land Conservation Council 1970 and Environmental Studies Association, founding member and chairman, National Trust Landscape Classification Committee. Commemorated by John S Turner Postgraduate Scholarship, Department of Botany, University of Melbourne.
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