Cannon, L. R. G. (Lester Robert Glen) (1940-)

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Cannon, L. R. G. (1940-)
Cannon, Lester Robert Glen (1940-)
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Parasitologist
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Lester Cannon worked trematodes in fish, ascaridoid worms on fish and molluscs, the Crown of Thorns Starfish and other parasites before being appointed to the Queensland Museum as Curator of Lower Invertebrates. He was the only Curator in any Australian museum with parasitological training. As curator Cannon built up the parasitology collections such that the Queensland Museum now has one of the world's most significant parasitology collections. In 1995 he negotiated for the WHO's International Reference Centre for Avian Haematazoa to be deposited at the Museum. Other collections transferred to Brisbane during Cannon's tenure include that of the School of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, the University of Sydney, and of the Queensland Department of Primary Industries. He was highly successful in encouraging international experts to visit the Queensland Museum to study these collections. Cannon was instrumental in the development of the Australian Society for Parasitology Information on Collections (ASPIC), the database of Australian parasitology collections. In his research Cannon described one new family, 15 new genera and many new species. The turbellarian sub-family Cannoninae Faubel & Rohde was named in his honour.

  • Life event - Family migrated to Australia
  • Education - BSc (Hons), University of Queensland
  • Education - PhD, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Career position - Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.
  • Career position - Queen's Fellowship in marine science, Department Parasitology, University of Queensland
  • Career position - Curator of Lower Invertebrates (later Senior Curator: Worms), Queensland Museum
  • Career position - Treasurer, Great Barrier Reef Committee
  • Award - Fellow, Australian Institute of Biology
  • Career position - Convenor, 8th International Symposium of the Biology of Turbellaria, Brisbane
  • Award - Fellow, Australian Society for Parasitology
  • Award - Queensland Museum Medal
  • Life event - Retired

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Cannon, Lester Robert Glen
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Parasitology and the Queensland Museum, with Biographical Notes on Collectors
    Angus, B. M., Cannon, L. G. R. and Adlard, R. D.
    Published: 2007
    Series: Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, Nature, 53, 1-156
  3. The study of turbellarians (Platyhelminthes) at the Queensland Museum
    Angus, B. M.
    Published: 2007
    Series: Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 53, 1, 157-85

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  1. A new species of Gieysztoria (Platyhelminthes; Rhabdocoela; Dalyelliidae) from a freshwater lake in Queensland, Australia / Rick Hochberg & Lester R.G. Cannon
    Hochberg, Rick
    [ Book : 2001 ]
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  2. Two new freshwater rhabdocoels, Austrodalyellia gen. nov. and Haplodidymos gen. nov. (Platyhelminthes), from Queensland, Australia / Rick Hochberg & Lester R.G. Cannon
    Hochberg, Rick
    [ Book : 2002 ]
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  3. The Anisakis problem : a paper presented to the Australian Society for Parasitology, Scientific Meeting, Armidale, August 20-22nd, 1975 / L.R.G. Cannon
    Cannon, L. R. G. (Lester Robert Glen), 1940-
    [ Book : 1975 ]
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  4. Exploring Australia's Great Barrier Reef : a world heritage site / Lester Cannon and Mark Goyen
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    [ Book : 1989-1992 ]
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    Exploring Australia's Great Barrier Reef : a world heritage site / Lester Cannon and Mark Goyen
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  5. Fabulous flatworms : a guide to marine polyclads / by Leslie Newman and Lester Cannon
    Newman, Leslie J
    [ Video : 2004 ]
    Fabulous flatworms : a guide to marine polyclads / by Leslie Newman and Lester Cannon
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  6. Final report - December 1983 : preliminary biological mapping of the inter-reef regions of the Great Barrier Reef using bottom dwelling fishes and large invertebrates (Macrobenthos) as indicators of community types / L.R.G. Cannon, G.B. Goedon
    Cannon, L. R. G. (Lester Robert Glen), 1940-
    [ Book : 1983 ]
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  7. Interim report - April, 1982 : preliminary biological mapping of the inter-reef regions of the Great Barrier Reef using bottom dwelling fishes and large invertebrates (Macrobenthos) as indicators of community types / L.R.G. Cannon, G.B. Goedon
    Cannon, L. R. G. (Lester Robert Glen), 1940-
    [ Book : 1982 ]
    At Queensland Museum
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  8. Preliminary biological mapping of the inter-reef regions of the Great Barrier Reef, using bottom dwelling fishes and large invertebrates (macrobenthos) as indicators of community types : Cruise reports 1979-1982 / L.R.G. Cannon, G.B. Goedon
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    [ Book : 1983 ]
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  9. Biology of Turbellaria and some related flatworms : proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on the Biology of the Turbellaria, held at Åbo/Turku, Finland, 17-22 June 1993 / edited by Lester R.G. Cannon
    International Symposium on the Biology of the Turbellaria Turku, Finland) 1993 :
    [ Conference Proceedings : 1995 ]
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    Biology of Turbellaria and some related flatworms : proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on the Biology of the Turbellaria, held at Åbo/Turku, Finland, 17-22 June 1993 / edited by Lester R.G. Cannon
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  10. Animals in their environments : a colouring book for children / Text: Jeanette Covacevich, Lester Cannon. Edited by : Rhonda Scoullar. Illustrations by Jane Van Dyck
    Covacevich, Jeanette
    [ Book : 1983 ]
    At Queensland Museum
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