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Allen Greer

Allen Greer is a biologist who writes about science and nature. He wrote the Biology of Australian Lizards; the Biology of Australian Snakes, and the online Encyclopedia of Australian Reptiles (now discontinued). He has written and maintains online the book-length The Tasmanian Devil. Its Biology, Facial Tumour Disease and Conservation ( He has written essays and opinion pieces for the Australian Financial Review, Drum, Hobart Mercury, National Times, New Matilda, Nature Australia, Public Sector Informant, Quadrant, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian's Higher Education Supplement and over a hundred Letters to the Editor. He is not compromised by an institutional affiliation.

Is Western Civilisation better?
Education - 30/01/2019 - 38 comments
Roaming domestic cats
Law & Liberties - 30/10/2018 - 12 comments
When trees have emotions, irrationality takes root
Environment - 5/10/2018 - 18 comments
Funding scientific research: money can't buy love
Science & Technology - 28/10/2014 - 5 comments
How should humans treat animals?
Law & Liberties - 31/07/2013 - 13 comments

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