Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born 30 September 1925.
Alec Costin was a Senior Research Scientist and Chief Research Scientist at the Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO from 1955-74. He is an international authority on the ecology of high mountain and high latitude ecosystems.
Educated University of Sydney (BScAgr 1947, DScAgr 1964). Soil Conservationist, Soil Conservation Service of New South Wales 1942-50, Thomas Lawrance Pawlett Scholar, University of Sydney 1950-51, Australian Services Canteens Scholar, University of Sydney and overseas 1951-53, Principal Research Officer, Soil Conservation Authority of Victoria 1953-55, Senior Research Scientist - Chief Research Scientist, Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO 1955-74, Visiting Fellow, Department of Biogeography and Geomorphology, Australian National University 1973-74, Visiting Fellow, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian National University 1976-77. Foundation member, Ecological Society of Australia and Australian Conservation Foundation, Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1980.
Costin, Alec Baillie, AM, DScAgr, FAA
Source: Extracted from: Encyclopedia of Australian Science website: http://www.eoas.info/biogs/P002656b.htm
Portrait Photo: M.Fagg, 2000