Collecting localities




Walker, Donald


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 8: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement II)


Born: 1928, Dewsbury, England.



Graduated B.Sc. in Botany (Hons 1949) at Sheffield University, M.A. (1952) and Ph.D. (1953) at Cambridge University. University Sub-department of Quaternary Research, Cambridge, and Clare College Cambridge (1949-60), interrupted by military service in Malaya (1953-55); Professorial Fellow in Biogeography (1960-68) and Professor of Biogeography (1969- ), Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, Canberra.


Collecting localities:

Highlands of Australian New Guinea:1 Wabag-Laiagam, and Mt Wilhelm mainly, in 1961 (4 weeks), 1962 (5 months), 1965 (3 months), 1967 (6 weeks).



Made only in relation to ecological and pollen-analytical work. Actual collecting, label composition etc. is done largely by Mrs Patricia M. Walker. In Herb. C.S.I.R.O., Canberra [CANB], from where the duplicates are distributed. About 1200 numbers, all numbered in the ANU series (between 1 and 1499, 5000 and 5499).



(1) Author of: ‘Stratigraphy and ecology of a New Guinea Highlands’ swamp’ (in Proc. UNESCO Humid Trop. Symp. Kuching 1963, 1965); ‘Vegetation of the Lake Ipea Region, New Guinea. I. Forest, Grassland and Garden’ (in J. Ecol. 54, 1966); ‘A commentary on botanical data from New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand’ (in R. Meteorol. Soc. Proc. Internat. Symp. on World Climate from 8000--0 B.C. 1966); ‘A reconnaissance of the non-arboreal vegetation of the Pindaunde catchment, Mount Wilhelm, New Guinea’ (in J. Ecol. 56, 1968, p. 445-466, fig. 1-5, tab. 1-2).