Robert Chinnock

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Robert J. Chinnock
Born (1943-07-03) 3 July 1943 (age 76)
Wellington, New Zealand
NationalityNew Zealand
Alma materVictoria University of Wellington (MSc, 1971)
Flinders University (PhD, 1982)
Scientific career
InstitutionsState Herbarium of South Australia
ThesisTaxonomy and relations in the Myoporaceae (1982)
Author abbrev. (botany)Chinnock

Robert James "Bob" Chinnock (born 3 July 1943) is a New Zealand-born[1] Australian botanist who worked at the State Herbarium of South Australia as a senior biologist. He retired in 2008 but still works as an honorary research associate.

His research interests include Eremophila[2] and related genera, the weedy Cactaceae, especially those in the genus Opuntia, and Australian ferns and clubmosses.[3]

His PhD thesis at Flinders University in 1982 was focused upon Myoporaceae,[4]

He is the author of Eremophila and allied genera : a monograph of the plant family Myoporaceae.[5] (Plants in these genera are now included in the family Scrophulariaceae.)


  1. ^ "Person: Chinnock, Robert (Bob)". Museum of New Zealand. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  2. ^ Richmond, Guy S; Chinnock, Robert J (1 October 1994), "Seed germination of the Australian desert shrub Eremophila (Myoporaceae)", The Botanical Review, New York Botanical Garden, 60 (4): 483 (21), doi:10.1007/bf02857928, ISSN 0006-8101
  3. ^ "Dr RJ (Bob) Chinnock". Government of South Australia, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  4. ^ Chinnock, R. J. (Robert James) (1982), Taxanomy [sic] and relations in the Myoporaceae, retrieved 7 September 2016
  5. ^ Chinnock, R.J. (Bob) (2007). Eremophila and allied genera : a monograph of the plant family Myoporaceae (1st ed.). Dural, NSW: Rosenberg. ISBN 9781877058165.
  6. ^ IPNI.  Chinnock.

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