• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE3725

McLennan, Ethel Irene

(1891 – 1983)
  • Born 15 March, 1891, Williamstown Victoria Australia
  • Died 12 June, 1983, Victoria Australia
  • Occupation Academic, Botanist, Educator


Ethel McLennan was awarded her Doctor of Science degree in 1921 for a study of the endophytic fungus associated with the seed of the grass Lolium. She was awarded a fellowship by the International Federation of University Women in 1926, and became a central figure in the Botany Department at the University of Melbourne. She became associate professor in 1931, and enjoyed an excellent reputation nationwide as a leading plant pathologist and mycologist.

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