Carrick, Robert (-1988)

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Biologist; Ornithologist
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Robert Carrick was the founder of the Australian Bird Banding Scheme at CSIRO Division of Wildlife Research, where he worked 1953-1965. He was an expert on the Australian magpie and also on Antarctic birds.

Educated Universities of Glasgow (BSc) and Edinburgh (PhD). Biologist and Antarctic bird specialist. Lectured in zoology in Leeds and Aberdeen; Founder, Australian Bird Banding Scheme, CSIRO Division of Wildlife Research 1953 and officer-in-charge 1953-60. Studied magpies at Gungahlin from about 1955-1965, some of the earliest banding and bird behaviour work in Australia. Later moved to the Mawson Institute for Antarctic Research in Adelaide, where he continued his studies on penguins, albatrosses and elephant seals on Macquarie Island which he had already visited on three occasions in the 1950s as adviser on wildlife studies of ANARE. In about 1971 he retired to Scotland. Instrumental in the establishment of Tidbinbilla Wildlife Reserve, ACT and also played an important part in drafting agreed measures to protect the flora and fauna of Antarctica.

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  1. Carrick, Robert
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Obituary: Dr Robert Carrick
    M., D. M.
    Published: 1988
    Series: Corella, 12, 4, 132
  3. 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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