Reference to the index of the Tasmanian Biological Survey, 1937 - 1983
Pearson, Joseph (2010) Reference to the index of the Tasmanian Biological Survey, 1937 - 1983. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)
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In the 1920's and 1930's scientists studying animals began to realise that little
attention was being paid to how animals lived and how they reacted to their
environment and each other. Thus a worldwide interest in their general
In 1936 a Biological Survey of Australia was recommended with all states being represented.
The Tasmanian representative, Dr Joseph Pearson, director of the Tasmanian Museum, sought the help of the Biological Club and in May 1937, the Tasmanian Biological Survey was born. A committee was established consisting of Pearson (chair); Prof. V V Hickman (University -Spiders); Dr 0 Martin (CSIRO -Botany); J W Evans (Dept. of Agriculture -Entomology); 0 Colbrum Pearson (Museum -as secretary).
Later others joined: Dr H Gordon (University -Botany); Prof. H N barber (University -Botany); Mr L Miller (Dept. of Agriculture -Entomology) & Dr E Guiler (University -Mammals). Includes Minutes of the Executive Committee 18 June 1937 -August 6 1953, correspondence and collectors of specimens.
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