Barbara G. Briggs

Barbara Gillian Briggs AM PSM (born 1934) is one of the foremost Australian botanists. The IK lists 205 names of plants which have been published or co-published by her. She was one of the botanists in the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group, of the 1998 APG system.

Barbara Gillian Briggs

Born1934 (age 85–86)
NationalityAustralian
EducationUniversity of Sydney Ph.D. 1961
AwardsClarke Medal, Public Service Medal, Member of the Order of Australia
Scientific career
FieldsBotany
InstitutionsSydney Botanical Gardens
Author abbrev. (botany)B.G.Briggs

Briggs and Craig Anthony Atkins were co-awarded the Clarke Medal of the Royal Society of New South Wales in 1994.[1]

Briggs was awarded the Public Service Medal in 1998.[2] She was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours for "significant service to science and research as a botanist, to documenting Australian flora, and to professional societies".[3][4] She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales (FRSN).[5]

Since her retirement she continues as an Honorary Research Associate at the Sydney Botanical Gardens.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Briggs, Barbara Gillian (1934 - )". Encyclopedia of Australian Science. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Public Service Medal (PSM) entry for BRIGGS, Barbara Gillian". It's an Honour, Australian Honours Database. Canberra, Australia: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 8 June 1998. Retrieved 16 June 2018. N/A
  3. ^ "Queen's Birthday 2018 Honours: The full list". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2018-06-10. Retrieved 2018-06-15.
  4. ^ "Member of the Order of Australia (AM) entry for BRIGGS, Barbara Gillian". It's an Honour, Australian Honours Database. Canberra, Australia: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 11 June 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2018. For significant service to science and research as a botanist, to documenting Australian flora, and to professional societies.
  5. ^ "Fellows - The Royal Society of NSW". www.royalsoc.org.au. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  6. ^ IPNI.  B.G.Briggs.

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