• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0289

Jackes, Betsy Rivers

(1935 – )
  • Born 19 March, 1935, Bingara New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Botanist


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: http://www.jcu.edu.au/school/tbiol/Botany/staff/brj.htm accessed 01/02/02 and Who’s Who of Australian Women)


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