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

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


Stephen Davies worked for the Helena Valley Laboratories, CSIRO Division of Wildlife Research 1964-1984 and as Adjunct Professor, School of Environmental Biology, Curtin University of Technology from 1989. During his presidency of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union (RAOU) 1975-1978 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 1984-1989.


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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Journal Articles

  • Davies, S. J. J. F., 'D. L. Serventy Medal: citation - Ian Cecil Robert Rowley', Emu, 31 (1) (1991), 130. Details
  • Davies, S.J.J.F., 'Obituary. Dr Julian Ford', The Emu, 87 (2) (1987), 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, 10 (3) (1995), 247-263. Details


See also

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

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