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Biographical entry Recher, Harry Frederick

Ornithologist and Conservationist


Harry Recher is particularly interested in conservation issues and the biology of forest birds and has contributed to our knowledge of the effects of both fire and logging on forest bird communities.


Educated State University of New York, College of Forestry, Syracuse University and Stanford University (California) (PhD 1964). Postdoctoral positions, University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University 1965-66; lecturer, University of Sydney 1967; research scientist, Australian Museum 1968-88; Department of Ecosystem Management, University of New England from 1988, becoming an associate professor; Professor, School of Natural Sciences, Edith Cowan University. D.L. Serventy Medal, Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union 1994. Co-editor and author of three books, A Natural Legacy: Ecology in Australia ( 1979), Birds of Eucalypt Forests and Woodland: Ecology, Conservation, Management (1985) and Woodlands of Australia, all Whitley award winners. Foundation editor, Pacific Conservation Biology from 1995.

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Recher, Harry F., 'The Past, Future and Present of Biodiversity Conservation in Australia', Pacific Conservation Biology, vol. 8, no. 1, 2002, pp. 8-11. Details
  • Recher, Harry F. and Saunders, Denis A., 'Tribute to David William Goodall DSc, AM: advocate and ecologist par excellence (4 April 1914 to 10 May 2018)', Pacific conservation biology, vol. 25, 2019, pp. v-vii. Details


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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