Professor Arthur James McComb

Arthur McComb

Arthur James McComb

Elected in 1995

Short citation at year of election

Arthur McComb's work centres upon the control of plant growth by the environment. Beginning as a plant physiologist with interests in gibberellins, he now studies the detailed functioning of aquatic systems using field, laboratory and modelling techniques to examine the inter-relationships of benthic, epiphytic and planktonic plant components under conditions of increasing eutrophication. Much of the work concerns solving applied problems for government agencies, including the demise of seagrass meadows and algal nuisances in marine embayments or estuaries. As well as an extensive range of research papers and chapters for books, McComb has edited/co-authored major treatises on seagrass biology and Australian wetlands. 

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