Nicholson, Alexander John (1895-1969)

Also known as
Nicholson, Alexander John, CBE, FAA, FRES (1895-1969)
Nicholson, John (1895-1969)
Field of activity
entomologist; Entomologist
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Alexander John Nicholson (1895-1969), entomologist, was born on 25 March 1895 at Blackhall, near Dunboyne, County Meath, Ireland, second of four children of Alexander Nicholson, draughtsman, and his...

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Alexander John Nicholson was one of Australia's top Entomologists and greatly increased the knowledge and study of Zoology and Entomology in Australia. His longest serving position was as Chief of the Division of Economic Entomology at CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)/CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) from 1936 to 1960. During this time Nicholson improved the Division's reputation and research scope to include biological control, taxonomy, ecology, physiology, biochemistry and toxicology. Nicholson's main area of expertise was in insect population dynamics and biology, but he was also a fine designer of scientific equipment and a fastidious organiser. He was a member and office bearer of many of Australia's and Britain's top scientific bodies and published widely. He received many accolades for his tireless work including an appointment to Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Birmingham, UK
  • Career position - War service with the Royal Regiment of Artillery in France and Belgium
  • Career position - Researcher at the University of Birmingham
  • Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Birmingham
  • Career position - Inaugural McCaughey Lecturer in Entomology at the University of Sydney
  • Life event - Migrated to Australia (Sydney)
  • Career position - Councillor of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
  • Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Deputy-Chief of the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) Division of Economic Entomology
  • Career position - 'The Balance of Animal Populations' published in the
  • Career position - Acting-Chief of the CSIR Division of Economic Entomology
  • Career position - Foundation member of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science
  • Career position - Chief of the CSIR / CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Economic Entomology
  • Career position - President of the Royal Society of Australia
  • Award - Clarke Medal received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
  • Award - Foundation Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
  • Career position - Foundation President of the National Parks Association of the Australian Capital Territory
  • Award - Honorary Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of London (FRES)
  • Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
  • Award - Honorary member of the British Ecological Society
  • Career position - Foundation member of the Australian Entomological Society

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  1. Frontiers of population ecology / R. B. Floyd, A. W. Sheppard, P. J. De Barro
    Floyd, R. B
    [ Book : 1996 ]
    At 55 libraries
    Frontiers of population ecology / R. B. Floyd, A. W. Sheppard, P. J. De Barro
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  2. Papers
    Nicholson, Alexander John, 1895-1969
    [ Thesis : 1927-1971 ]
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  3. A new theory of mimicry in insects / by A.J. Nicholson
    Nicholson, Alexander John, 1895-1969
    [ Book : 1927 ]
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  4. A new theory of mimicry in insects
    Nicholson, Alexander John, 1895-1969
    [ Thesis : 1927 ]
    At University of Sydney
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  1. Frontiers of population ecology / R. B. Floyd, A. W. Sheppard, P. J. De Barro
    Floyd, R. B
    [ Book : 1996 ]
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  2. [Biographical cuttings on Alexander John Nicholson, entomologist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
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  3. Papers
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    [ Thesis : 1927-1971 ]
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  4. Frontiers of population ecology : the Nicholson Centenary Meeting : program & abstracts
    Nicholson Centenary Meeting Canberra, A.C.T.) (1995 :
    [ Conference Proceedings : 1995 ]
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  5. Frontiers of population ecology : the Nicholson Centenary Meeting : program & abstracts
    Nicholson Centenary Meeting Canberra, A.C.T.) (1995 :
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  6. The Nicholson centenary meeting : frontiers of population ecology, program and abstracts
    [ Book : 1995 ]
    At Science Academy
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