Biographical entry Kleindorfer, Sonia M.
Sonia Kleindorfer is an ornithologist whose research on the ecology and behaviour of Australian birds has earned her international recognition. Her focus is on how animal behaviour shapes evolutionary dynamics in birds and parasites. In particular she studies fairy-wrens, firetails and honeyeaters. Kleindorfer discovered that fairy wrens call to their eggs, with implications in understanding how birds program the development of their offspring. She is Director of the Flinders Research Centre for Climate Adaptation and Animal Behaviour and a Professor in the College of Science and Engineering at Flinders University.
- 2002 - ?
- Career position - Lecturer in Biology, Flinders University
- Life event - Settled in Australia
- 2004 -
- Career position - Head, Birdlab
- 2008 -
- Career position - Associate Editor, Emu: Austral Ornithology
- 2010 -
- Career position - Scientific Director, Flinders Research Centre for Climate Adaptation and Animal Behaviour
- Award - D. L. Serventy Medal, Birdlife Australia
- 2017 - 2018
- Career position - Treasurer, Royal Society of South Australia
- 2018 -
- Career position - Vice-President, Royal Society of South Australia
- Paton, David C., Robertson, Jeremy and Buchanan, Kate, 'D. L Serventy Medal 2016 citation: Sonia M. Kleindorfer', Emu, 116 (2016), 47. Details
Created: 15 October 2019