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Professor Andrew Smith
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MA (1965), PhD (1967), Cambridge UK
Appoined Lecturer, University of Adelaide, 1967. Retired as Professor of Botany, end December 2000 after service that included Chair of Department, Associate Dean of Science, membership of Executive Committee (Research portfolio) and University Council. Appointed Emeritus Professor of the University from January 2001. Also Adjunct Professor, originally in Department of Soil & Water, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences; following ongoing restructuring now in the Soils research group, School of Agriculture, Food & Wine.
Awards & Achievements
Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (1990)
Australian Government Centenary Medal (2001), for services to biology and education
Honorary Professor, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
Honorary Professor, Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiamen
Fellow of the Borneo Research Council
Plant-soil relations, especially the physiology and ecology of plant-fungal (arbuscular mycorrhizal) symbioses that occur in most plants worldwide, under many soil conditions.
Soil toxicity, especially arsenic
History and ecology of Borneo, especially the development of trading links with the outside world.
Development of international research links, especially Australia-China
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