Henry Nix: A consummate environmentalist and an inspiring academic leader

By Michael Hutchinson
March 20 2022 - 4:00am
Henry Nix. Picture: Supplied
Henry Nix. Picture: Supplied



Henry Nix was an environmentalist with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Australian landscape and an abiding passion for the conservation of Australia's unique flora and fauna. After a distinguished career at the CSIRO he served as director of the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies (CRES) at the Australian National University (now the Fenner School of Environment and Society), from 1986 to 1999. His contributions to both the CSIRO and ANU leave an indelible record as a pioneer of computer-based methods of land resource evaluation and as an inspiring academic leader. He directly enabled the development of world leading researchers and contributed mightily to the awareness of environmental issues across the ANU and the wider community.

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