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Bob Beeton Graduated from the University of New England (UNE) in 1969. From 1970 to 1973 he worked as an ecologist on bird and other pest problems on the Ord River Development W.A. In 1974 he returned to UNE and was on the staff of the Zoology Department where he taught Biology, Animal Behaviour, Ecology and Experimental Methods. His research was in wildlife management. In 1978 Bob was recruited to the Queensland Agricultural College (QAC) to establish the Wilderness Reserves and Wildlife program. By 1990 the program had diversified into several other programs and the Natural Systems and Wildlife Management degree. QAC amalgamated with UQ in 1990 and following amalgamation Bob was involved in establishing the Bachelor of Environmental Management and Master of Environmental Management programs. Since 1991 Bob was has been Head of Department and Head of School for 11 years and served on many University Committees. Bob has also been involved in extensive Community and Government service both at the State and Commonwealth level. Awards include 1988 Australian Bi-Centennial Award Rainforest Canopy Walk Project. 1994 Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Queensland; 2000 Affirmative Action Commendation, University of Queensland; 2000 Fellow Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand (FEIANZ); 2009 Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for contribution to Environment and Resource Management and 2009 Lockyer Legend for service to the community.