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Biographical entry Davies, Stephen John James Frank (1935 - )

Born
26 April 1935
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Naturalist and Ornithologist

Summary

Stephen John J. F. Davies worked for the Helena Valley Laboratories, CSIRO Division of Wildlife Research 1964-84 and as Adjunct Professor, School of Environmental Biology, Curtin University of Technology from 1989. During his presidency of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union (RAOU) 1975-78 an Institute of Field Ornithology and successful observatories at Eyre and Rotamah Island were established and a number of sub-groups such as the Raptor group formed; he later became Director of the RAOU 1984-89.

Details

Born Sydney, 26 April 1935. Educated University of Cambridge (BA, MA, PhD, ScD). CSIRO Wildlife Survey Section, Northern Territory 1956-59, CSIRO Wildlife Survey Section, Western Australia 1959-61; CSIRO Overseas Student Cambridge 1961-64; CSIRO, Division of Wildlife Research, Helena Valley Laboratories, Western Australia 1964-84, officer in charge 1969-83; Director, Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union 1984-89; Adjunct Professor, School of Environmental Biology, Curtin University of Technology 1989-. Fellow, Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union 1980; Corresponding member, British Ornithologists Union. President, Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union 1975-78, Chairman, Research Committee 1975-84; President, Royal Society of Western Australia 1983-84; President, Western Australian Gould League 1983-84; Trustee, World Wildlife Fund (Australia) 1984-90; Chairman, Wiluna Emu Farm Committee of Management 1986-87; Chairman, Herdsman Lake Management Advisory Committee, Western Australia 1991-; Chairman, Research Committee, Emu Farmers Australia 1995-.

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Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Davies, S.J.J.F., 'Obituary. Dr Julian Ford', The Emu, vol. 87, no. 2, 1987, p. 132. Details
  • Tyndale-Biscoe, C. H., Calaby, J. H. and Davies, S. J. J. F., 'Harold James Frith 1921-1982', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 10, no. 3, 1995, pp. 247-263. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9951030247.htm. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Robin, Libby, The Flight of the Emu: a Hundred Years of Australian Ornithology 1901-2001, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2001, 492 pp. Details

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