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Biographical entry Dickman, Christopher Richard (Chris) (1955 - )

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Born
15 May 1955
London, United Kingdom
Occupation
Zoologist

Summary

Christopher Dickman is internationally recognised for his pioneering research on terrestrial vertebrates. His work has focused on understanding factors that affect distribution, abundance and population dynamics, particular in arid environments, and transformed thinking about threatened species conservation and pest control. In 2004 Dickman was appointed Professor in Terrestrial Ecology at the University of Sydney.

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1976
Education - BSc (Hons), University of Leeds, United Kingdom
1980
Award - Troughton Memorial Medal, Australian Mammal Society
1982
Education - PhD, Australian National University
1982 - 1984
Career position - Academic Visitor, University of Oxford
1985 - 1988
Career position - Lecturer in Zoology, University of Western Australia
1989 - 1991
Career position - Lecturer in Biology, University of Sydney
1992 - 1997
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Biology, University of Sydney
1998 - 2003
Career position - Reader in Biology, University of Sydney
2001 -
Award - Fellow, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
2004 -
Career position - Professor in Terrestrial Ecology (Personal Chair), University of Sydney
2004
Award - Whitley Award for A fragile balance: the extraordinary story of Australian marsupials, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
2008
Award - C. Hart Merriam Award, American Society of Mammalogists
2010
Award - Prize for Plant and Animal Research, New South Wales Government Science Awards
2015
Award - Clarke Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales
2016
Award - Whitley Award (joint) for fifth volume of Handbook of the mammals of the world, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
2018 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science

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