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Ian Douglas Hume

Ian Douglas Hume, Australian biology educator. Research fellow Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Stuttgart, Germany, 1978-1979, Andechs, Germany, 1994, traveling fellow Australian Academy of Sciences and Japan Society Promotion of Science, Okayama, 1992.


  • Hume, Ian Douglas was born on July 11, 1943 in Perth, Australia. Son of Arnold and Doris (Lathwell) Hume.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science with honors, University Western Australia, Perth, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University Western Australia, Perth, 1970. Doctor of Science, University New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia, 1986.


    • Research associate University Kentucky, Lexington, 1969-1970. Assistant professor University California, Davis, 1970-1972. Edward Moss research fellow University Western Australia, Perth, 1972-1973.

      Lecturer biochemistry University New England, Armidale, 1973-1975, senior lecturer, 1976-1981, associate professor, 1982-1987. Professor biology University Sydney, Australia, 1987-1993, Challis professor Australia, since 1994. Visiting expert International Atomic Energy Agency, Khartoum, Sudan, 1977.

      Visiting lecturer Hass anuddin University Ujung Pandung, Indonesia, 1981.


    • Marsupial Nutrition
    • Marsupial Nutrition describes the food resources used by marsupials from small insectivores to large folivores.


    President National Parks Association NSWSW, Armidale branch, 1980-1981. Fellow Australian Institute Biology. Member Royal Zoological Society New South Wales, Nutrition Society Australia, Australian Mammal Society, Australian Association Humboldt Fellows, Comparative Nutrition Society (president 1999-2000).



    Stamp collecting/philately, ornithology.


    • Married Desley Anne Elder, May 27, 1967. Children: Paul Douglas, Andrew Douglas, Joanna Louise.
    • father: Arnold Hume
    • mother: Doris (Lathwell) Hume
    • spouse: Desley Anne Elder
    • children: Paul Douglas Hume
    • Andrew Douglas Hume
    • Joanna Louise Hume
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    Born July 11, 1943
    (age 74)
    • 1966
      University Western Australia
    • 1970
      University Western Australia
    • 1986
      University New England
    • 1969 - 1970
      Research associate, University Kentucky
      Lexington, Kentucky, United States
    • 1970 - 1972
      assistant, professor University California
      Davis, West Virginia, United States
    • 1972 - 1973
      Edward Moss research fellow, University Western Australia
      Perth, Ontario, Canada
    • 1973 - 1975
      lecturer, biochemistry University New England
      Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
    • 1987 - 1993
      professor, biology University Sydney
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