From 1952 to 1968 a botanist with the New Guinea Group of CSIRO Division of Land Research and Regional Survey; from 1968 to 1979 a Research Fellow at the Australian National University's Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian Capital Territory. As well as collecting extensively in New Guinea, he visited Norfolk Island several times and Lord Howe Island once, and was an authority on their floras. Hoogland laid the foundations for the acquisition of the taxonomic library at CANB in the 1950s and 1960s. His major taxonomic research was undertaken on Dilleniaceae and Cunoniaceae. His main herbarium is in CANB; duplicates of his New Guinea herbarium are in A, BISH, BM, BO, BRI, G, K, L, LAE, MEL, NSW, PNH and US.
Extracted from: A.E.Orchard (1999) A History of Systematic Botany in Australia, in Flora of Australia Vol.1, 2nd ed., ABRS. [consult for source references]