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The legacy of professor John Stanley Gardener FRS to reef science

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Barbara Brown


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John Stanley Gardiner is best known for his extensive expeditions into the Indian Ocean to study the flora and fauna of coral reefs and islands in the early 1900s. His contributions to reef origins and reef morphology have been discussed by others but little has been made of his zoological studies, which were well ahead of their time, and his significant influence on the Great Barrier Reef Expedition of 1928-29, which proved to be a major breakthrough in the study of coral reefs. This paper reviews his important legacy in this regard. © 2007 The Royal Society.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Brown BE

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Notes and Records of the Royal Society

Year: 2007

Volume: 61

Issue: 2

Pages: 207-217

ISSN (print): 0035-9149

ISSN (electronic): 1743-0178


DOI: 10.1098/rsnr.2006.0176