Vickers-Rich, Patricia (1944-)

Also known as
Rich, P. V. (Patricia Vickers) (1944-)
Rich, P. V. (Pat Vickers) (1944-)
Rich, Patricia V. (1944-)
Rich, Patricia Vickers (1944-)
Rich, Pat Vickers (1944-)
Vickers, Patricia (1944-)
Vickers Rich, P. (Pat) (1944-)
Vickers-Rich, Patricia
Vickers-Rich, Patricia Arlene (1944-)
Field of activity
Paleontologist; Ornithologist; College teacher; Palaeontologist
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Biographies

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 National 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, Victorian Branch, 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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  • (see also) Monash Science Centre
  • (see also) Monash University. School of Geosciences
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  • (see also) Vickers-Rich, Patricia, 1944-

Resources for Patricia Vickers-Rich

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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

ORCID

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

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  1. Patricia Vickers-Rich interviewed by Patrick Lyons in the History of Australian geoscience oral history project
    Rich, Pat Vickers, 1944-
    [ Sound : 2019 ]
    At National Library
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  2. A Boy and A Crocodile Travel through Time (Simple Edition Basikano)
    Trusler, Peter
    [ Book : 2011 ]
    A Boy and A Crocodile Travel through Time (Simple Edition Basikano)
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  3. Golden project book of Australian armoured fish and their world (the palaeozoic) / text by Leaellyn Suzanne Rich and Patricia Vickers Rich
    Rich, Leaellyn Suzanne
    [ Book : 1987 ]
    At 6 libraries
    Golden project book of Australian armoured fish and their world (the palaeozoic) / text by Leaellyn Suzanne Rich and Patricia Vickers Rich
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  4. O Mundo Perdido Timor-Leste : A Boy and A Crocodile Travel Through Time (Complex Edition Arabic)
    Trusler, Peter
    [ Book : 2010 ]
    O Mundo Perdido Timor-Leste : A Boy and A Crocodile Travel Through Time (Complex Edition Arabic)
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  5. A Boy and A Crocodile Travel Through Time (Simple Edition Japanese)
    Trusler, Peter
    [ Book : 2011 ]
    A Boy and A Crocodile Travel Through Time (Simple Edition Japanese)
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  6. Footprints of birds at South Mt. Cameron, Tasmania / Pat V. Rich and R. H. Green
    Rich, Pat Vickers
    [ Book : 1974 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 25,300.172)

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  7. "New world vultures" with old world affinities? : A review of fossil and Recent Gypaetinae of both the old and the new world / Pat Vickers Rich
    Rich, Pat Vickers
    [ Book : 1980 ]
    At 5 libraries
    "New world vultures" with old world affinities? : A review of fossil and Recent Gypaetinae of both the old and the new world / Pat Vickers Rich
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 25,293.545)

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  8. Australian dinosaurs and their world (the Mesozoic) / [text by Patricia Vickers Rich]
    Rich, Pat Vickers, 1944-
    [ Book : 1987 ]
    At 6 libraries
    Australian dinosaurs and their world (the Mesozoic) / [text by Patricia Vickers Rich]
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  9. O Mundo Perdido Timor-Leste : A Boy and A Crocodile Travel Through Time (Simple Edition Arabic)
    Trusler, Peter
    [ Book : 2010 ]
    At State Library VIC
    O Mundo Perdido Timor-Leste : A Boy and A Crocodile Travel Through Time (Simple Edition Arabic)
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 25,202.984)

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  10. Magnificent mihirungs : the colossal flightless birds of the Australian dreamtime / Peter F. Murray and Patricia Vickers-Rich
    Murray, Peter (Peter F.)
    [ Book, Government publication : 2004 ]
    At 24 libraries
    Magnificent mihirungs : the colossal flightless birds of the Australian dreamtime / Peter F. Murray and Patricia Vickers-Rich
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  3. De Vis, Charles W., (Charles Walter) (1829-1915)
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    ... Vickers Rich and Gerard van Tets (qq.v.), but his work, according to Rich, 'painted the first pictures of ... . Gregory). Many of the 'new' taxa discovered by de Vis have been synonymised by the later work of Patricia ...
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  1. "PATRICIA'S PATTER"
    Queensland Times (Ipswich, Qld. : 1909 - 1954) Tuesday 12 August 1947 p 5 Article Illustrated
    ... served by the ladies' Guild. of which Mrs. J. Jackson is President, Mrs. T. Vickers Secretary, and Mrs. E ... the guest of honour. Mr. Alec Rich mond supported by Mr. Jack Flanagan, extended the guests' good ... 1709 words
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  2. Patricia's Patter BAND FESTIVAL WILL FULFIL AN EASTER NEED
    Queensland Times (Ipswich, Qld. : 1909 - 1954) Friday 4 April 1952 p 4 Article
    ... her richest garments. A wintry snap in the early morning air, re-echoed in rippling evening breezes ... the guests, with music supplied by Mrs. W. Vickers and G. BSmith, piano: Mr. G. Pryde, saxophone and ... 1452 words
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  3. Family Notices
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 28 November 1950 p 14 Family Notices
    ... dulfield Waltei Edmund the deaily loved husband of Jennie Holden loved fathei of Bcijl (Mrs L Vickers ... lines) MORGAN - The Funeial of little MAREE MORGAN will leave St James Chut di Kent street Rich mond ... 4330 words
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  1. Serendipaceratops arthurcclarkei Rich & Vickers-Rich, 2003 is an Australian Early Cretaceous ceratopsian
    Rich, Thomas H; Kear, Benjamin P; Sinclair, Robert; Chinnery, Brenda; Carpenter, Kenneth; McHugh, Mary L; Vickers-Rich, Patricia; Swinburne University ...
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  2. The dinosaurs who came in from the cold. -Dinosaur bones found by palaeontologists in south eastern Australia. Includes pictorial reconstruction by Trusler, Peter-
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    [ Article : 1993 ]
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  3. A tachyglossid-like humerus from the Early Cretaceous of south-eastern Australia
    Pridmore, Peter A; Vickers-Rich, Patricia; Rich, Thomas; Gambaryan, Peter
    [ Article : 2005 ]
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    At LaTrobe Uni Inst Rep
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  4. Wildlife of Gondwana: Dinosaurs and Other Vertebrates from the Ancient Supercontinent.(Review)(Brief Article)
    Nabe, J
    CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries
    [ Article : 2000 ]
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  1. CONFIRMATION
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Thursday 8 April 1993 [Issue No.35] p 1750

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... Verguizas; Btonwyn Jo Vickers; Dekxes Ruth VilUroya; Barbara Kathleen Walker; Annetta Jane Wallis; Janice ... Education Christine Mitford; Tracey Newman; Scott Stirna; Allyson David; Donna Behan; Nola Leske; Paul Rich ... 1034 words
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  2. CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENTS
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 26 November 1965 [Issue No.154 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 3945

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... , Lavillia Van Der Veen, Merle Elizabeth Van Klaveren, Rita Veidelis, James Frankland Vickers, Patricia Anne ... Elizabeth Reid, Cherie Dawn Rich, Kenneth Haldane Richards, Jeremy James Richardson, Mary Cecelia Rigney ... 1576 words
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  3. APPOINTMENTS ON PROBATION
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 1 February 1963 [Issue No.10 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 292

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    ... Charles Veness, James Frankland Vickers, Ian Leonard Walsh, Howard John Walton, Ian Barrymore Ward, from ... ; Helen Anne Priest; Margaret Jocelyn Pusep; Dawn Janet Read; Ann Reedy; Cherie Dawn Rich; Beverley ... 5059 words
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  1. Australian dinosaur identified
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  2. 'When life got really big' - Tales from a rock whisperer
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  3. Origin of the animals
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  4. Vic study says evidence exists of tyrannosaurs in Australia
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  1. Series 01: Allen & Unwin further records, being editorial files, ca. 1983-2008: Boxes 44-87
    [ Unpublished : 2008 ]
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  1. Continent of Koalas : The Unique Animals of Australia / Kimura, Toshiyuti, Vickers-Rich, Patricia
    Kimura, Toshiyuti Vickers-Rich, Patricia
    [ Book : 2006 ]
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  2. Great crises in the history of life
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    [ Book : 1994 ]
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  3. The systematics, palaeobiology and palaeoecology of Kambara taraina sp. nov. from the Eocene Rundle Formation, Queensland
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    [ Thesis : 2009 ]
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  4. Cranial reconstruction of Palorchestes azael
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    [ Thesis : 2016 ]
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