Bachelor of Science, University Tasmania, 1971. Bachelor of Science with honors, University Tasmania, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Tasmania, 1977.
Doctor of Science, University Tasmania, 1995.
From lecturer to senior lecturer, U. Tasmania, Australia, 1978-1987; reader in botany, U. Tasmania, Australia, 1988-1989; professor plant development and genetics, U. Tasmania, Australia, since 1989; chair academic senate, U. Tasmania, Australia, since 1994. Director Cooperative Research Center for Temperate Hardwood Forestry, 1992-1997;director Cooperative Research Center for Sustainable Production Forestry, since 1997.
Trustee Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, since 1994. Director Friends' School, Hobart, Australia, 1994-2002. Fellow Australian Academy Technological Sciences and Engineering.
Member Royal Society Tasmania (councillor since 1994, medal 2000), Pisum Genetics Association (councillor), Australian Society Plant Physiology.
Married Patricia Jane Nally, January 10, 1976. Children: Alistair, Nicholas, Matthew.