Born in South Australia in 1895.
He commenced training as a forester at the University of Adelaide in 1912, but his studies were interrupted by service in World War I. As a result of war wounds he was invalided home and resumed his studies, completing his first degree in 1918. He then joined the Forestry Commission of New South Wales and from 1919 to 1921 was lecturer-in-charge of the sub-professional forestry school at Narara. After the school was closed he was loaned to the Forests Department of Western Australia for six months in 1922 to conduct a forest guard’s school at Ludlow. The next year he was appointed Assistant Working Plans Officer in Western Australia and before 1930 he had risen to Senior Assistant Conservator. That year he won the first Russell Grirnwade Scholarship for study at Oxford. He was Acting Conservator (1942-45) and Conservator (1945-53). He was a foundation member of the Institute of Foresters of Australia and its president from 1941 to 1945.
After leaving Western Australia he was employed in a forest nutrition research group by private companies in British Columbia, Canada (1954-62) and was then a lecturer and later a Research Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, specializing in range management and forest tree nutrition (1963-69). He published many papers, mainly on forest nutrition, in forestry journals in Australia, Canada, England and the U.S.A.
He is honoured in the name Eucalyptus stoatei C. A. Gardn. (1936)Source: Extracted from: Hall, N. (1978) Botanists of the eucalypts. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Melbourne