Schodde, Richard (1936-)

Also known as
Schodde, R. (1936-)
Schodde, R. (Richard)
Schodde, Richard
Field of activity
Ornithologist
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Biographies

Richard Schodde was a widely recognised ornithologist and foundation Curator/Director of the Australian National Wildlife Collection, CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Wildlife and Ecology (1970-1998), where he later became a Research Fellow.

Richard Schodde was foundation Curator/Director of the Australian National Wildlife Collection, CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Wildlife and Ecology (1970-1998). He later became a Research Fellow there. From around 1970 to 2000 Schodde led the bird and vegetation surveys that helped set up Kakadu National Park and produced the biogeographical grounds in birds that contributed significantly to the designation of the wet tropics of northeast Queensland as Australia's first World Heritage Area. Overall the surveys under his direction lead to the collection of almost 50,000 specimens, plus 15,000 samples of cryo-frozen tissue for molecular study. Schodde built it into the most comprehensive and research-effective collection of Australian birds in the world.

He also published over 150 papers, books and booklets covering the systematics, biogeography and evolutionary history of Australasian birds, generating the theory of a rainforest (and possibly Gondwanan) origin for Australia's modern bird fauna and advancing the biodiversity unit concept for the conservation of Australia's birdlife. Richard Schodde was a Corresponding Fellow of the American Ornithologists' Union; chairman of the Standing Committee on Ornithological Nomenclature, International Ornithological Committee; convener of symposia on the origin and evolutionary radiations of Australasian birds at International Ornithological Congresses of 1974 and 1990 and was twice awarded the Whitley Medal: for (1981, with I. Mason) and (1982).

  • Career position - Botanist with the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Land Research and Regional Survey in Papua New Guinea
  • Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Adelaide
  • Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Adelaide
  • Career position - Foundation Curator and Director of the Australian National Wildlife Collection, CSIRO Division of Wildlife and Ecology
  • Career position - Research Fellow with the Australian National Wildlife Collection, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Schodde, Richard
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Contributions to the History of Australasian Ornithology
    Davis, William E., Recher, Harry E., Boles, Walter E. and Jackson, Jerome A.
    Published: Nuttall Ornithological Club, Cambridge (Mass.), 2008
  3. The Mathews Collection and the Birds of Australia
    Schodde, Richard
    Published: 2000
    Series: National Library of Australia News, February 2000, 3-6
  4. 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. Establishing a national reference collection of birds: the first forty years of the birds of the Australian National Wildlife Collection
    Schodde, Richard
    Contributions to the History of Australasian Ornithology
    [ Article : 2008 ]
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  2. Survey of the birds of southern Bougainville Island, Papua, New Guinea
    Schodde, Richard
    [ Book : 1977 ]
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  3. A monograph of the family atherospermataceae / by Richard Schodde
    Schodde, Richard
    [ Thesis : 1969 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  4. Sun dogs and yellowcake: Gunnar Mines - a Canadian story [Book Review]
    Schodde, Richard
    AusIMM Bulletin
    [ Article : 2017 ]
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  5. Contributions to Papuasian ornithology. 1, Report on the birds of the Lake Kutubu area, Territory of Papua and New Guinea / by R. Schodde and W.B. Hitchcock
    Schodde, Richard
    [ Book : 1968 ]
    Languages: Undetermined
    At 3 libraries
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  6. Contributions to Papuasian ornithology : VI. Survey of the birds of southern Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea / by Richard Schodde
    Schodde, Richard
    [ Book, Government publication : 1977 ]
    At NT Library
    Contributions to Papuasian ornithology : VI. Survey of the birds of southern Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea / by Richard Schodde
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  7. The sub-specific identity of Grey Grasswrens 'Amytornis barbatus' in the Lake Machattie basin, South-West Queensland
    Schodde, Richard
    Sunbird: Journal of the Queensland Ornithological Society, The
    [ Article : 1990 ]
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  8. New light on the taxonomy and biogeography of Australian birds. - Article based on table given to COG on 11 April 1984-
    Schodde, Richard
    Canberra Bird Notes
    [ Article : 1985 ]
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  9. Survival rates and financial performance of Australian junior explorers
    Schodde, Richard
    AusIMM Bulletin
    [ Article : 2015 ]
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    At UWA Res Repository
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  10. The fairy-wrens : a monograph of the Maluridae / by Richard Schodde ; illustrated by Richard Weatherly
    Schodde, Richard
    [ Book : 1982 ]
    At 38 libraries
    The fairy-wrens : a monograph of the Maluridae / by Richard Schodde ; illustrated by Richard Weatherly
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  1. CSIRO Division of Land Research and Regional Survey (1957-1965)
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  2. CSIRO Division of Wildlife and Ecology (1987-2000)
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  3. Australian National Wildlife Collection (ANWC) - CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (1966-)
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  1. Superannuation Act 1922-1948.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 26 August 1948 [Issue No.127] p 3064

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... Ernest. Hales, Donald Arthur. Hartwell. Richard James. Hendry, Thomas Anderson. Kearns, Cornelius James ... Warne, Schodde, Hugo Edgar. Simpson, Peter Michie. Smith, William John Stanley, Taylor, Norman Lloyd ... 188 words
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  2. INVITATIONS TO TENDER, SUBMIT PROPOSALS, OR REGISTER INTEREST IN THE SUPPLY OF COMMONWEALTH REQUIREMENTS
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Purchasing and Disposals (National : 1985 - 1997) Wednesday 10 March 1993 p 634

    Government Gazette Tenders And Contracts

    ... . Inquiries, Brian Schodde, tel. (03) 565 8285, Sandy Krsztekanits, tel. (03) 565 8150 N.N.—9300776 Paper ... interest. 2. Interested parties can obtain the information paper outlining the requirements from Richard ... 551 words
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  3. CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENTS
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 5 June 1981 [Issue No.78 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 3094

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... appointment of the following: Department of the Attorney-General and of Justice Richard Grant Turabull; Clive ... Alfred Simmons; Kay Pamela Richards; Deborah Ann Kenny; Mark Anthony Windsor; Graham Leslie Smith; Philip ... 970 words
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  1. Wednesday, October 25, 2000
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2000 ]
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    Wednesday, October 25, 2000
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  1. Family Notices
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Friday 24 December 1943 p 8 Family Notices
    ... .. Torrenstille. BJ>.. daughter of Mrs. E. Dal; and the late Mr. J. J. Daly, to LA C- Richard F-McGlade (RJL ... ter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Hampel. or iCarshH. to Richard. riSett son of Mr t-io" Mra. U G. Noblt. ol ... 8507 words
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  2. NATURE Definitive and delightful
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Sunday 5 December 1982 p 9 Article Illustrated
    ... NATURE | Definitive and delightful Richard Schodde has chosen an excellent subject for his third ... . Whereas the old view saw most of our birds as having THE FAIRY-WRENS. By Richard Schodde. Illustrated by ... 907 words
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  3. Seven years to put wrens on paper BOOK CASE
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Wednesday 20 October 1982 p 24 Article Illustrated
    ... Seven years to put wrens on paper \HY wrens? Dr Richard Schodde, an officer with CSIRO Wildlife ... . You'd have to be a bit keen on wrens for that. Talking to Richard Schodde, I could understand his ... 504 words
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  1. South Australian Ornithologist
    Schodde, Richard
    [ Periodical, Book : 1900-2019 ]
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  2. Contribution to Papuasian botany / Richard Schodde
    Schodde, R
    [ Book : 1967 ]
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  3. A taxonomic revision of the genus Millotia cassini (Compositae) / by Richard Schodde
    Schodde, R
    [ Conference Proceedings : 1963 ]
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  4. Proceedings : 23rd International Ornithological Congress, Beijing, 11-17 August 2002 / edited by Richard Schodde
    International Ornithological Congress Beijing, China) 2002 :
    [ Conference Proceedings : 2006 ]
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  1. Gold game not over: Schodde
    Andrews, Mark
    Gold Mining Journal
    [ Article : 2013 ]
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  2. South Australian Ornithologist
    Schodde, Richard
    [ Periodical, Book : 1900-2019 ]
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  3. Obituary: Charles G. Sibley, 1911-1998
    Richard Schodde
    Emu
    [ Article : 2000 ]
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  4. A taxonomic revision of the genus Millotia cassini (Compositae) / by Richard Schodde
    Schodde, R
    [ Conference Proceedings : 1963 ]
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