Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born 10 December 1933 at Stanmore, Sydney, NSW.
Educated at Cloverlly Primary School, then Sydney Technical High School, then Sydney University, where he obtained a B.Sc.(Hons) in 1955 and a PhD in 1960. He was later awarded a D.Sc. from Flinders University in 1976.
He had vacation employment as an undergraduate at the Snowy Mountains, Kosciuszko National Park in the 1950s working for Dr Betty Phillips.
He was appointed Professor of Botany at Flinders University in the 1960s.
He was head of 'Herbarium Australiense', from 1981 to 1988, during which time he re-named the institution "Australian National Herbarium", CSIRO Canberra.
He undertook cytological studies in the genus Casuarina / Cytogenetic and evolutionary studies in the families Loranthaceae, Viscaceae and Myoporaceae .
He is honoured in the species name of Melaleuca barlowii
MAJOR FIELD TRIPS:
1960-64 - North Queensland, Central Queensland, Northern Territory. c. 1000 numbers, originally lodged in BRIU.
1965, 1970 - New Guinea, c. 100 numbers, LAE, CANB, AD
1966-76 - Central Australia, arid Western Australia , Kimberleys, Western Queensland, North Queensland, c. 1000 numbers, mostly in AD
1968 - Costa Rica, c. 130 numbers, in CANB and AD
1974, 1976 - Kenya, South Africa, c. 50 numbers, mostly in AD
1976-79 - Japan, c. 500 wet collections, c. 50 vouchers, in AD and CANB
1980-83 - North Queensland, New South Wales, c. 200 numbers, in CANB
Source: pers.com. Bryan Barlow, 2017
Extracted from: Wikipedia 2017
ABRS authors survey, 1986
Portrait Photo: 1998 Polaroid staff ID photo.
Data from 2,176 specimens