Key, K. H. L. (Kenneth Hedley Lewis) (1911-2002)

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Key, K. H. L. (1911-2002)
Key, K. H. L. (Kenneth Hedley Lewis)
Key, Kenneth Hedley Lewis
Key, Kenneth Hedley Lewis, (FAA) (1911-2002)
Key, Kenneth Hedley Lewis (1911-2002)
Lewis Key, Kenneth Hedley
Lewis Key, Kenneth Hedley (1911-2002)
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Entomologist
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Biographies

Ken Key was an entomologist who was expert on the taxonomy and ecology of Australian grasshoppers and locusts. He was appointed to the CSIR Division of Economic Entomology in the wake of devastating plagues of Australian plague locusts and for over 20 years conducted research to understand and control these pests. Recognising the absence of reliable taxonomic, ecological, soil and climate data he set about gathering such information, including working from historic records. He conducted surveys, observed regional and seasonal variation, and built the Division's collection of Orthoptera into one of the world's most comprehensive. Many of the specimen he collected proved to be new species and he identified five species of economic importance. Key published nearly 100 papers and books including major works on Acrididae, Eumastacidae and Pyrgomorphidae. For nine years Key served on the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature.

  • Education - BSc, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Education - MSc, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Education - PhD, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London
  • Career position - Assistant Research Officer, CSIR Division of Economic Entomology
  • Life event - Migrated to Australia
  • Award - DSc, University of London
  • Career position - Curator, CSIRO Division of Entomology
  • Career position - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
  • Career position - Founding President, Ecological Society of Australia
  • Award - DSc, University of Cape Town
  • Career position - Member, Editorial Committee,
  • Career position - Founding Member, Australian Entomological Society
  • Career position - Chief Curator, Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO Division of Entomology
  • Career position - Member, Interim Council of the Biological Resources Study
  • Career position - Member of Council, Australian Academy of Science
  • Life event - Retired
  • Career position - Honorary Research Fellow, CSIRO Division of Economic Entomology

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Key, Kenneth Hedley Lewis
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Kenneth Hedley Lewis Key, 1911-2002
    Day, M.F.C.; Rentz, D.C.F.
    Published: 2004
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 15, 1, 65-76
  3. The Search for a Solution to Australian Locust Outbreaks: how developments in Ecology and Government Responses Influenced Scientific Research
    Deveson, E. D.
    Published: 2011
    Series: Historical records of Australian science, 22, 1-31
  4. A Rich and Diverse Fauna: the history of the Australian National Insect Collection 1926 - 1991
    Upton, M. S.
    Published: CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, 1997

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  1. Family Notices
    Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954) Thursday 16 November 1939 p 23 Family Notices
    ... , wife of H. L. Bruce — a son (Robert Lionel). Special thanks to Dr. Mallan and nursing staff. Both well ... . L. Taylor, of Pirie East, to Kenneth L., elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Bailey, Ward street, North ... 8163 words
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  1. The conservation status of Australia's insect fauna / by K.H.L. Key
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  2. The taxonomy, phases, and distribution of the genera Chortoicetes Brunn. and Austroicetes Uv. (Orthoptera: Acrididae) / by K.H.L. Key
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    ... Treasury, Canberra Clerk (£l,907-£2,029), Third Division, Compensa tion Administration Section, vice B K ... Section, Sydney, vice L K Greer, prov prom 26 9 63 (position No 124) Assessor, Grade 3 (£1,419 £1 ... 19693 words
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