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Prof

James Bowler

Honorary
science & technology
physical sciences
geology
geosciences, multidisciplinary
geography, physical
physical geography
southeastern australia
osl
climate
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Prof

James Bowler

 
Division
Science
 
Primary Interest
Environmental history
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Prof

James Bowler

 

Dr James Bowler is one of the most distinguished Australian geologists working in the field of geomorphology and environmental reconstruction. In particular his work has focussed on the evolution of climate, landforms and soils in arid and semi-arid Australia and China.

His research has been successful in elucidating the history of the Australian dune fields and the sequence of events that led to the development of the lunettes of the lower Darling and Murray Rivers. This latter work resulted in the finding at Lake Mungo of the fossil hominid material that changed our views of the period of human habitation of Australia. He has also had a major influence on the way in which we think about Quaternary climatic changes, thus providing an historical perspective for the national contribution to the International Geosphere Biosphere Program. In 1981 he was awarded the Royal Society of Victoria Research Medal, and in 1982 and 1986 the Stilwell Medal of the Geological Society of Australia. In 1986 he was elected Vice-President of the International Union for Quaternary Research. For his contribution to the advancement of Prehistory and Anthropology in this country he was elected to the Fellowship of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 1988.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 10 most recent scholarly works by James Bowler.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

1999

Member of the Order of Australia


1989

Mawson Medal

Australian Academy of Sciences

1986

Stillwell Medal

Geological Society of Australia

1982

Stillwell Medal

Geological Society of Australia

1981

Research Medal

Royal Society of Victoria

1999

FRSV - Fellow of the Royal Society of Victoria


1988

FAHA - Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Earth Sciences

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

The Australian National University

Master of Science

The Australian National University