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Shirley Winifred Jeffrey 19302014


Wright, SW and Hallegraeff, GM and Mantoura, RFC, Shirley Winifred Jeffrey 1930-2014, Historical Records of Australian Science, 27, (1) pp. 81-91. ISSN 0727-3061 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1071/HR16002


Australian scientist Shirley Jeffrey was a pioneer in oceanographic research, identifying the then theoretical chlorophyll c, and was a worldwide leader in the application of pigment methods in quantifying phytoplankton as the foundation of the oceanic food supply. Her research paved the way for the successful application of microalgae in aquaculture around the world. Jeffrey earned bachelor's and master's degrees at University of Sydney, majoring in microbiology and biochemistry, followed by a PhD from the King's College London Hospital Medical School. Returning to Sydney, she was hired by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to research chlorophyll c. Following this successful effort, she became a research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley from 1962 to 1964. She then became affiliated with the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research. After a 1973 sabbatical at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, she returned to CSIRO, where she spent the rest of her career.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:Shirley Jeffrey eulogy
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Fisheries - aquaculture not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hallegraeff, GM (Professor Gustaaf Hallegraeff)
ID Code:109008
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2016-05-17
Last Modified:2017-03-09

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