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Jackes, Betsy Rivers (1935 - )

Associate Professor

19 March 1935
Bingara, New South Wales, Australia


The current Head, Tropical Plant Sciences and Deputy Head, School of Tropical Biology at the James Cook University, Jackes also has been a member of the Academic teaching staff of the University of New England and the University of Queensland. She is the author or co-author of refereed journal papers, refereed conference papers, miscellaneous papers, articles, posters etc and environmental consultancy reports. Her books include: Poisonous Plants in Northern Australian Gardens, Plants of Magnetic Island, A Guide to the Plants of the Burra Range and Plants of the Tropical Rainforest.


Born: 19 March 1935 Bingara NSW (daughter: Allan and Bessie (née Curtis) Paterson.
Following the completion her BSc (1957) and MSc (1959) at the University of New England, Jackes became a Research Scholar at the University of Chicago where she obtained her PhD in 1961.
Married to E Machael Jackes (1962) they have 2 children.

(Source: accessed 01/02/02 and Who's Who of Australian Women)

Sources used to compile this entry: Lofthouse, Andrea (ed.), Who's Who of Australian Women, Methuen Australia, North Ryde (NSW), 1982, 504 pp.

Anne Heywood

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