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David Lawrence Wigston

David Lawrence Wigston, British biologist, dean. Consultant International Convention Biodiversity, Australia, 1992-1993; president, board directors Gainesville Symphony Orchestra, 1994-1996. Fellow Australian Institute Biology (secretary Northern Territory branch 1987-1993); member Ecological Society of America, Society Human Ecology, Society Economic Botany.

Background

  • Wigston, David Lawrence was born on December 12, 1943 in London. Came to the United States, 1993. Son of Frederic Roland Wigston and Joan Mavin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science with 1st class honors, University Exeter, England, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy in Forest Ecology, University Exeter, 1972.

    Career

    • Lecturer in biology Exeter College, 1967-1969. Senior lecturer biology Coventry (England) University, 1970-1974. Reader environmental science Plymouth (England) University, 1974-1982.

      Professor, chair department forestry Papua New Guinea University of Technology, Lae, 1982-1986. Professor environmental science Northern Territory University, Darwin, Australia, 1986-1993, dean faculty of science Australia, 1986-1992. Research professor University Florida, Gainesville, 1993-1996.

      Research associate dean University Michigan, Flint, from 1996. Visiting fellow St. Cross College Oxford (England) University, 1980. Consultant Swedish Biomass Energy Program, 1981-1982.

      Chief wildlife scientist Northern Territory (Australia) Government, 1992-1993.

    Works

    • Narrator (symphonic works) Peter & The Wolf, Jungle Book, Hassan, since 1961.

    Membership

    Consultant International Convention Biodiversity, Australia, 1992-1993. President, board directors Gainesville Symphony Orchestra, 1994-1996. Fellow Australian Institute Biology (secretary Northern Territory branch 1987-1993).

    Member Ecological Society of America, Society Human Ecology, Society Economic Botany.

    Personality

    Interests

    Music, theater, art, literature.

    Connections

    • Married Patricia Anne Werner, May 25, 1991. 1 child, Alexa Joan Dobinson.
    • father: Frederic Roland Wigston
    • mother: Joan Mavin
    • spouse: Patricia Anne Werner
    • child: Alexa Joan Dobinson Wigston
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    Born December 12, 1943
    (age 73)
    Nationality
    • 1965
      University Exeter
    • 1972
      University Exeter
    • 1967 - 1969
      Lecturer, in biology Exeter College
    • 1970 - 1974
      senior, lecturer biology Coventry (England) University
    • 1974 - 1982
      reader environmental science Plymouth (England) University
    • 1982 - 1986
      professor, chair department forestry Papua New Guinea University
      Lae, Morobe, Papua New Guinea
    • 1982 - 1986
      Technology, chair department forestry Papua New Guinea University
      Lae, Morobe, Papua New Guinea
    • 1986 - 1993
      professor, environmental science Northern Territory University
      Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
    • 1986 - 1992
      professor, environmental science Northern Territory University
    • 1993 - 1996
      research professor, University Florida
      Gainesville, Georgia, United States
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