Harry Wallace – a thinker who inspired generations of nematologists

Harry Wallace – a thinker who inspired generations of nematologists Nematology , 2011, Vol. 13(8), 1013-1015 Obituary Harry Wallace – a thinker who inspired generations of nematologists H.R. (Harry) Wallace was born on 12 September 1924, in Lancashire, England. During World War II, he served in the Royal Navy. He subsequently trained as a zoolo- gist and then studied wood-boring beetles for his Ph.D., which he received from the University of Liverpool. In 1952, he joined the School of Agriculture at the University of Cambridge and began working on nematodes, study- ing seasonal emergence and the effects of soil structure, particularly aeration, on hatching in Heterodera schachtii . Whilst at Cambridge, Harry Wallace had extensive discus- sions with Sir James Gray, Professor of Zoology, which led to his work on locomotion in nematodes, commenc- ing soon after he moved to Rothamsted Experimental Sta- tion (now Rothamsted Research) in 1955. However, Harry Wallace also continued to investigate the effects of envi- ronmental factors on hatching and infectivity of juveniles, including attraction to roots, particularly in Heterodera spp. and Ditylenchus dipsaci . For some of these studies he worked collaboratively with Audrey Shepherd and Jack Hesling. At Rothamsted he also supervised Cliff Blake’s Ph.D. project on Ditylenchus . In 1960, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nematology Brill

Harry Wallace – a thinker who inspired generations of nematologists

Nematology, Volume 13 (8): 1013 – Jan 1, 2011

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Nematology , 2011, Vol. 13(8), 1013-1015 Obituary Harry Wallace – a thinker who inspired generations of nematologists H.R. (Harry) Wallace was born on 12 September 1924, in Lancashire, England. During World War II, he served in the Royal Navy. He subsequently trained as a zoolo- gist and then studied wood-boring beetles for his Ph.D., which he received from the University of Liverpool. In 1952, he joined the School of Agriculture at the University of Cambridge and began working on nematodes, study- ing seasonal emergence and the effects of soil structure, particularly aeration, on hatching in Heterodera schachtii . Whilst at Cambridge, Harry Wallace had extensive discus- sions with Sir James Gray, Professor of Zoology, which led to his work on locomotion in nematodes, commenc- ing soon after he moved to Rothamsted Experimental Sta- tion (now Rothamsted Research) in 1955. However, Harry Wallace also continued to investigate the effects of envi- ronmental factors on hatching and infectivity of juveniles, including attraction to roots, particularly in Heterodera spp. and Ditylenchus dipsaci . For some of these studies he worked collaboratively with Audrey Shepherd and Jack Hesling. At Rothamsted he also supervised Cliff Blake’s Ph.D. project on Ditylenchus . In 1960,

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