Albert Russell ('Bert') Main 1919–2009
S. D. Bradshaw
Historical Records of Australian Science
22(1) 104 - 125
Published: 04 May 2011
Bert Main (1919–2009)was recognized both nationally and internationally as one of Australia's leading zoologists and a gifted naturalist. His research and ecological teaching on a wide variety of animals, including frogs, reptiles, birds, insects and marsupials, laid the foundations for three generations of graduate students who were inspired by his imagination and biological insight. His foresight and energy as an administrator on government bodies also led to the creation of some of Western Australia's most important National Parks and Nature Reserves that are vital for the preservation of Australia's rich biodiversity and form part of his enduring legacy.
Full text doi:10.1071/HR10013
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