Rich, Pat Vickers (1944-)

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Rich, P. V. (Patricia Vickers) (1944-)
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Rich, P. V. (Pat Vickers) (1944-)
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Rich, Patricia V. (1944-)
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Rich, Patricia Vickers (1944-)
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Vickers-Rich, Patricia
Vickers-Rich, Patricia (1944-)
Field of activity
Palaeontologist; Ornithologist
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Patricia Vickers-Rich is Director of the Monash Science Centre, Monash University and a world renowned palaeontologist and geologist. Vickers-Rich researches the origin and evolution of Australasian vertebrates and their environments over the past 400 million years. She has special interest in Australian avian fossil non-passerines.

Patricia Vickers-Rich was born and educated in the USA and migrated to Australia in 1976. Prior to arriving in Australia, she held a number of research positions including one at the American Museum of Natural History in New York (1972). There she studied the bird fossils collected from the Northern Territory and South Australia by joint Australian and American expeditions. One of her first appointments in Australia was as Lecturer in the Department of Earth Sciences at Monash University. Over the next 20 years, Patricia Vickers-Rich held numerous positions within the University and is now Director of the Monash Science Centre and Personal Chair in Palaeontology. She is also a Research Associate at Tasmania's Queen Victoria Museum, the Museum of Victoria and Moscow's Paleontological Institute.

Vickers-Rich is a prolific writer and has co-authored at least 10 books, three of which have won major science publishing awards. Her refereed journal articles and published exhibition catalogues number well over 150. Patricia Vickers-Rich has also been awarded several prizes for excellence in science communication and elected to many prominent scientific organizations. She was Vice-President, President Elect then President of the Australian Association of Palaeontologists from 1992 to 1998.

  • Career position - Zooarchaeologist at the Nevada State Museum in Reno, USA
  • Career position - Research Assistant in Paleontology at the University of California
  • Education - Bachelor of Arts (AB) in Palentology completed at the University of Berkeley, USA
  • Career position - Teaching Assistant in Geology at Columbia University, New York
  • Education - Master of Arts (MA) in Geology completed at Columbia University, USA
  • Career position - Field Ecologist with the Organization of Tropical Studies in Costa Rica
  • Career position - Member of the Sigma Xi (National Science Honorary Organization)
  • Career position - Palaeontologist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York
  • Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at Columbia University, USA
  • Career position - Assistant Professor and Associate Curator at the Texas Tech University & Museum
  • Life event - Migrated to Australia (Melbourne)
  • Career position - Lecturer in Earth Sciences at Monash University
  • Career position - Research Associate in Ornithology at the Museum of Victoria
  • Career position - Senior Lecturer in Earth Sciences and Zoology at Monash University
  • Career position - Reader in Departments of Earth Sciences and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Monash University
  • Career position - Member of the Society of Women Geographers in Washington, USA
  • Career position - Deputy Head of Earth Sciences at Monash University
  • Career position - Vice-President of the Australian Association of Palaeontologists
  • Career position - Foundation Director of the Monash Science Centre at Monash University
  • Award - Michael Daley Award for Excellence in Science Technology & Engineering Journalism received
  • Award - awarded the Eureka Prize
  • Award - awarded the Whitley Medal for best book on the natural history of Australian animals
  • Career position - President Elect of the Australian Association of Palaeontologists
  • Career position - Research Associate at the Queen Victoria Museum in Launceston
  • Career position - Professor and Personal Chair in Palaeontology at Monash University
  • Career position - Member of the International Academy of Sciences of Nature & Society in Moscow
  • Career position - President of the Australian Association of Palaeontologists
  • Career position - Research Associate in Vertebrate Palaeontology and Ornithology at the Museum of Victoria?
  • Award - by T. H. Rich & Vickers-Rich received the Eureka Prize
  • Career position - Research Associate in the Laboratory of Precambrian Organisms at the Paleontological Institute in Moscow
  • Award - by Vickers-Rich & Peter Murray received the Whitley Medal for best book on the natural history of Australian animals
  • Award - Selwyn Medal, Geological Society of Australia
  • Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to the earth sciences, particularly palaeontology, as an academic, to education curriculum development, and to international scientific organisations

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Vickers-Rich, Patricia
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Where are the Women in Australian Science?
    McCarthy, Gavan; Morgan, Helen; Smith, Ailie; van den Bosch, Alan
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2003
  3. Kadimakara: Extinct Vertebrates of Australia
    Rich, P. V. and Tets, G. F. Van
    Published: Pioneer Design Studios, Lilydale, 1985
  4. Squatters, Priests and Professors: a Brief History of Vertebrate Palaeontology in Terra Australis
    Archbold, Neil; Vickers-Rich, Pat
    Published: Pioneer Design Studios and Monash University Publications Committee, Melbourne, 1991
    Series: Vertebrate Palaeontology of Australasia, 1-44
  5. Reg Sprigg, Martin F. Glaessner, Mary Wade and the Ediacaran Fauna
    Turner, S. and Vickers-Rich, P
    Published: 2004
    Series: IGCP 493 Conference, Prato Workshop, Monash University Centre. August 30-31, 2004, 1
  6. The Flight of the Emu: a Hundred Years of Australian Ornithology 1901-2001
    Robin, Libby
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2001

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  1. Researcher Profile at ORCID
    http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1850-8067

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  1. The fossil vertebrate record of Australasia / [edited by P.V. Rich and E.M. Thompson]
    Rich, Pat Vickers
    [ Book : 1982-1988 ]
    Languages: English;Spanish;French;Russian, [4 others]
    At 40 libraries
    The fossil vertebrate record of Australasia / [edited by P.V. Rich and E.M. Thompson]
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  2. Dinosaur days / <Patricia Vickers-Rich, Peter Trusler>
    Rich, Pat Vickers, 1944-
    [ Book : 2000 ]
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    Dinosaur days / <Patricia Vickers-Rich, Peter Trusler>
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  2. Australia's ancient backboned animals / Pat Vickers-Rich ... [et al.]
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  2. Dinosaurs of darkness science activity kit : how to reconstruct the past and how scientists tell the stories they do / written by Sanja van Huet, Patricia Vickers-Rich and Cindy Hann ; illustrations by Peter Trusler
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  4. Vic study says evidence exists of tyrannosaurs in Australia
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  1. Family Notices
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Wednesday 31 December 1947 p 1 Family Notices
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  2. DEPARTMENT OF SUPPLY. CONTRACTS ARRANGED. Victoria.
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  3. REGISTRATION OF BRANDS ACT OF 1866. FIRST QUARTERLY LIST OF REGISTERED HORSE BRANDS.
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