Donald, C. M. (Colin Malcolm) (1910-1985)

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Donald, C. M. (1910-1985)
Donald, C. M. (Colin Malcolm)
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Donald, Colin Malcolm (1910-1985)
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Agricultural Scientist; Agricultural scientist; Agronomist
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Colin Malcolm Donald (1910-1985), agricultural scientist, was born on 21 March 1910 at Colchester, Essex, England, one of six children of William Donald, corporal in the Royal Field Artillery, and his...

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Colin Donald was Professor of Agronomy at the Waite Agricultural Research Institute, University of Adelaide 1954-1973. Earlier he had been the Assistant Chief of the CSIR/O Division of Plant Industry 1934-1954. He profoundly influenced pasture development in Australia by understanding the limitations to pasture growth imposed by soils and environment, and advanced our understanding of competition between plants when grown in communities. Donald is commemorated by the C.M. Donald Medal established in 1984 by the Australian Society of Agronomy.

  • Education - Diploma in Agriculture completed at Hawkesbury Agricultural College
  • Education - Bachelor of Agricultural Science (BAgSc) completed at the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Researcher at the Agrostology Branch of the New South Wales Department of Agriculture
  • Career position - Mineral deficiency Investigator at the Waite Agricultural Research Institute in Adelaide
  • Career position - Research Officer at CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) / CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
  • Education - Master of Agricultural Science completed at the University of Adelaide
  • Career position - Pawlett Overseas Scholar studying pasture development in the UK, USA and New Zealand
  • Career position - Seconded to the Department of War Organization of Industry, later Assistant Director of the Department, in charge of the Rural Industries Division in Melbourne
  • Career position - Chairman of the Commonwealth Rural Production Goals Committee
  • Career position - Assistant Chief of the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry in Canberra
  • Career position - President of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science, Australian Capital Territory branch
  • Career position - Professor of Agriculture at the University of Adelaide and Head of the Department of Agronomy at Waite Agricultural Research Institute
  • Career position - Member of the Advisory Council of Roseworthy Agricultural College
  • Career position - President of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science, South Australian branch
  • Career position - President of the South Australian Branch, Australian Society for Animal Production
  • Award - Fellow of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science (FAIAS)
  • Career position - Member of the CSIRO Advisory Council
  • Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Sydney
  • Career position - President of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science
  • Award - Australian Medal of Agricultural Science received
  • Award - Farrer Memorial Medal received
  • Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
  • Career position - Emeritus Professor and Honorary Research Associate at the University of Adelaide
  • Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
  • Award - C.M. Donald Medal established by the Australian Society of Agronomy

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  1. Donald, Colin Malcolm
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Colin Malcolm Donald 1910-1985
    Knight, R. and Quirk, J. P.
    Published: 1994
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 10, 1, 51-60
  3. Donald, Colin Malcolm - Ms 141
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 1994
    Series: Listing of Adolph Basser Library holdings
  4. Colin Malcolm Donald
    Ward, C.
    Published: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 2011
    Series: CSIROpedia
  5. Colin Malcolm Donald 1910-1985
    Knight, R. and Quirk, J. P.
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 2006
    Series: Australian Academy of Science Biographical Memoirs
  6. Donald, Colin Malcolm (1910 - 1985), agricultural scientist
    Radcliffe, John C.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2007
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 17, 327-8
  7. Adolph Basser Library Manuscript Collection
    Smith, Ailie
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2012

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