1997, English, Sound, Interview, lecture, talk edition: Helene Marsh interviewed by Diana Giese [sound recording]. Marsh, H. (Helene), 1945- (Interviewee)

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Physical Description
  • 2 digital audio tapes (ca. 94 min.)
Published
  • 1997 Oct. 20.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Helene Marsh interviewed by Diana Giese.
Creator
  • Marsh, H. (Helene), 1945- (Interviewee)
Other Creators
  • Giese, Diana, 1947- (Interviewer)
Published
  • 1997 Oct. 20.
Medium
  • [sound recording]
Physical Description
  • 2 digital audio tapes (ca. 94 min.)
Subjects
Playing Time
  • 01hrs 33min 50sec
Summary
  • Marsh discusses how she became interested in the marine mammal, particularly the dugong for which she is now an international expert, distinctions between hard and soft sciences and scientists, how she stands between the two, problems with working with both groups in a cross-disciplinary way, the problem of training new students in teamwork and tolerance of a wide range of disciplinary approaches, a review of her own career path being the first woman to complete a doctorate in biological sciences from James Cook University, the funding for dugong research, dugongs as cultural icons for the Aborigines as well as the conservation movement, the decline of the dugongs along the Australian coast, the impact of the Port Hinchinbrook resort, the need for broad-based environmental education, the need for scientists to better communicate policy implications to governments, the conflict between a scientist and an advocate, need for scientists to be aware of political and legal implications of their work, role of women and those from different racial backgrounds in science.
Biography
  • Helene Marsh, marine biologist, Professor of Environmental Science, Head of the School of Tropical Environmental Studies and Geography, and Director of Post-graduate Studies at James Cook University of North Queensland
Notes
  • Preservation and user cassette copies made.
  • Detailed summary available (1 p.)
  • Recorded on Oct. 20, 1997.
  • Digital master available ; National Library of Australia ; nla.obj-206368909.
Numbering Note
  • Detailed summary (1 page) and transcript (typescript, 56 leaves) available
Access Conditions
  • Written permission required for research, personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee.
Language
  • English
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