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About Victor Roy Squires Dr

Dr Victor R. Squires is an Australian who was awarded the 2008 International Award and Gold Medal for International Science and Technology Cooperation by the Government of China and in 2011 was awarded the Friendship Award by the government of China, The Gold Medal is the highest honour for a foreigner.
As young man he studied Botany/Ecology. He has a PhD in Rangeland Science from Utah State University. He is a former Dean of the Faculty of Natural Resources at the University of Adelaide and was the Foundation Director of the National Key Center for Dryland Agriculture and Land Use Systems.
Since retirement from the University, Dr Squires was a Visiting Fellow at the East West Center in Hawaii and is currently an Adjunct Professor in the University of Arizona, Tucson and at Gansu Agricultural University, Lanzhou, China. He has been a consultant to World Bank, various UN agencies and the Asian Development Bank. He was GEF Advisor on a World Bank pastoral development project in NW China in 2006-2007 and consultant to ADB/GEF in Tajikistan. He is author of over 130 papers in refereed journals and numerous invited chapters and is author/editor of 15 books.


Present Visiting Professor, Gansu Agriculutral University, Lanzhou, China

Curriculum Vitae

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Contact Information

31 Yeronga Ave Unit 4
Kensington Park 5068
Mobile +612 400104775


biodiversity in mountains (2)

Integrated Water Resource management (2)

Recent Works (1)

Combating desertification (1)

Pastoral land management, (1)