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Watson, Les (1938 - )

Plant taxonomist
Born: 1938  Leek, England
Les Watson worked at the Taxonomy Unit of the Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University from 1969 to 1994. In the early 1970s with Mike Dallwitz he developed DELTA (Description Language for Taxonomy), an international standard format for automated taxonomic databases. Before coming to Australia Watson studied at the University of Manchester (BSc, MSc) then worked at Kew Gardens, and as an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Southampton, UK (ca 1961-1969).

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 30 June 1997
Modified: 29 January 2007

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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