Adams, Laurence (1929-2014)

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Laurie Adams worked as mechanic and draftsman with the Royal Air Force and continued to work in this field after migrating to Australia. In 1962 he joined the staff of the CSIRO Division of Land Research and Regional Survey in the Mainland Survey Group (which later was incorporated into Australian National Herbarium). Here he worked on the identification of plant specimens for CSIRO staff across Australia and Papua New Guinea. He became adept at identification of specimens, especially in some of the large plant groups: , Orchidaceae, Asteraceae and Cyperaceae. The family Gentianaceae was of particular interest to him. With other staff at the Herbarium he was involved in the development of the Herbarium's first computerised specimen database. Over 3,700 of his collections are in the Herbarium.

  • Education - National Certificate of Mechanical Engineering, Luton College of Technology
  • Career position - Member, Botanical Society of the British Isles
  • Life event - Migrated to Australia
  • Career position - Technical Assistant, CSIRO Division of Land Research and Regional Survey, Mainland Survey Group
  • Education - Diploma of Plant Biology, Canberra College of Advanced Education
  • Career Position - Technical Officer, Australian National Herbarium
  • Taxonomy event - Micraria adamsii Lazarides named in his honour
  • Career position - CSIRO Honorary Research Fellow, Australian National Herbarium
  • Life event - Retired

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  1. Adams, Laurence (Laurie) George
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. The life and letters of Laurie (L. G.) Adams
    Nightingale, Maggie
    Published: 2015
    Series: Australasian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter, 164, 31-7

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