Archer, Michael (1945-)

Also known as
Archer, Michael, (FAA) (1945-)
Archer, Mike (1945-)
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Palaeontologist
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Michael Archer is one of Australia's foremost vertebrate palaeontologists. In his roles as Professor of Biological Science at the University of New South Wales since 1989 and Director of the Australian Museum (1999 - 2003) he has been in the forefront of a wide range of collaborative research projects across disciplines and institutions. A major focus has been research on fossil deposits in the Riversleigh World Heritage and Murgon areas in Queensland, involving more than 100 international collaborators, which has revolutionised what is understood about Australia's terrestrial Tertiary mammals. Other research includes threatened ecosystems, biofuels and genome recovery projects, particularly that to clone the extinct . Archer has received many awards for his research and publications, and has attracted significant grants for his research projects.

  • Education - BA, Princeton University, New Jersey, U.S.A.
  • Career position - Fulbright Scholar, Western Australian Museum
  • Career position - ARC Researcher, Western Australian Museum
  • Career position - Curator of Mammals, Queensland Museum
  • Education - PhD, University of Western Australia
  • Career position - Lecturer, School of zoology, University of New South Wales
  • Career position - Research Associate, Australian Muse
  • Career position - Senior Lecturer, School of Zoology, University of New South Wales
  • Career position - Vice-President, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
  • Career position - Editor,
  • Award - Clarke Medal, Royal Society of New South Wa
  • Career position - President, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
  • Career position - Associate Professor, School of Zoology, University of New South Wales
  • Career position - Honorary Associate, Queensland Museum
  • Career position - Senior Scientist Riversleigh Society Inc
  • Career position - Member, Editorial Committee,
  • Award - Inaugural Queensland Museum Medal for Research
  • Award - Fellow, Royal Zoological Society of New South
  • Career position - Professor, School of Biological Science, University of New South Wales
  • Award - Australian Heritage Award for Nature Conservation
  • Award - Inaugural Eureka Prize for the Promotion of Science, Australian Museum
  • Award - Inaugural IBM Conservation Award for Research
  • Career position - Member of Council, National Museum of Austr
  • Career position - Member, Editorial Committee,
  • Award - Von Mueller Medal, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Career position - Director, Australian Tropical Research Found
  • Career position - Member, IUCN Advisory Committee for the ‘Evolution of Australian Mammals Riversleigh and Naracoorte” World Heritage Property
  • Award - Sir Joseph Verco Medal, Royal Society of South Australia
  • Career position - Director, Riversleigh Fossil Interpretive Centre
  • Career position - Australian Skeptic of the Year, New South Wales Skeptics Association
  • Career position - Member, National Committee for the Environment, Australian Academy of Science
  • Career position - Member, Lizard Island Research Foundation
  • Career position - Member, Council of Australian Museum Directors
  • Career position - Director, Australian Museum
  • Career position - Member, External Environmental Advisory Group, Minerals Council of Australia
  • Career position - Director, Australian Museum Reuben Griffiths Trust for the Thylacine Project
  • Career position - Director, - Coral Reef and Marine Science, U.S.A.
  • Career position - Editor
  • Career position - Reader, Australian Research Council
  • Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
  • Award - Dr Alice Whitley Award for Science Education, Australian College of Educators
  • Career position - Chairman, Board of Management, Australian M
  • Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society in museum management and biology
  • Career position - Head, Lazarus Project
  • Award - T. H. Huxley Award, Australian Museum
  • Career position - Dean, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales
  • Career position - Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History
  • Career position - Member, Scientific Advisory Committee,
  • Award - Medal of the Riversleigh Society
  • Career position - Co-Director, Sydney Institute of Marine Research
  • Career position - Member, Editorial Advisory Board,
  • Award - Honorary Member, Australian Institute of Biology
  • Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to science as a palaeontologist, to the promotion of sustainable management of wildlife, to scientific education and research, and through mentoring and administrative roles
  • Award - Distinguished Fellow, Royal Society of New South Wales
  • Career position - Member, Sydney Institute of Marine Science Foundation
  • Career position - Adjunct Professor
  • Career position - Member, Editorial Board
  • Career position - Adjunct Professor, University of Syd
  • Career position - Member, Fellowship Committee, Royal Society of New South Wales

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  1. Michael Archer interviewed by Peter Pockley
    Archer, Michael, 1945-
    [ Sound : 2010 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Margaret Throsby program : Mike Archer 7/5/99
    Archer, Michael, 1945-
    [ Sound : 1999 ]
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  3. Dr. Michael Archer / director, John Lander
    Archer, Michael, 1945-
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  4. Partial skull, upper arm bone, jaw bone and skull fragments found at Ayr, Queensland, 1975 / Australian Information Service photograph by Bob Nicol
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  5. The long goodbye / Michael Archer
    Archer, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book : 2016 ]
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  6. Systematic revision of the marsupial dasyurid genus Sminthopsis Thomas / Michael Archer
    Archer, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book, Article : 1981 ]
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  7. Fossil hunters : the job of palaeontologists / Michael Archer
    Archer, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book : 1992 ]
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  8. Riversleigh : Australia's amazing fossil record : produced by ABC TV
    [ Video : 1987 ]
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  9. Possums and opossums : studies in evolution / edited by Michael Archer
    Archer, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book : 1987 ]
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  10. Possums and opossums : studies in evolution volume 1 / edited by Michael Archer
    Archer, Michael
    [ Book : 1987 ]
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  1. Michael Archer interviewed by Peter Pockley
    Archer, Michael, 1945-
    [ Sound : 2010 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Margaret Throsby program : Mike Archer 7/5/99
    Archer, Michael, 1945-
    [ Sound : 1999 ]
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  3. Dr. Michael Archer / director, John Lander
    Archer, Michael, 1945-
    [ Video : 1987 ]
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  4. Partial skull, upper arm bone, jaw bone and skull fragments found at Ayr, Queensland, 1975 / Australian Information Service photograph by Bob Nicol
    Nicol, Bob
    [ Photograph, Government publication : 1975 ]
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  5. Dr. Archer with a partial skull of a species of Euryzygoma, Ayr, Queensland, 1975, 2 / Australian Information Service photographs by Bob Nicol
    Nicol, Bob
    [ Photograph, Government publication : 1975 ]
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  6. Dr. Archer with a partial skull of a species of Euryzygoma, Ayr, Queensland, 1975, 1 / Australian Information Service photographs by Bob Nicol
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  7. Possums and opossums : studies in evolution / edited by Michael Archer
    Archer, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book : 1987 ]
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  1. Rick Farley Lecture Series: Michael Archer
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  2. Profile: Dr Michael Archer
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  1. Archer, Michael. Art since 1960.(Brief article)(Book review)
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  3. Golden archer.(Sport)
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  3. Summary of excavated human bone, as listed in Appendix 10.C, with comments [from sites at Herveys Range, Jourama and Kennedy Cave northern Queensland]
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  1. Atlas of the 2012 elections / edited by J. Clark Archer [and 7 others] ; cartography by J. Clark Archer and Robert H. Watrel
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  2. Provisional atlas of the insects of the British Isles / [Paul T. Harding, John Heath, general editors]. Part 9. Hymenoptera, Vespidae : social wasps ; edited by M.E. [i.e. M.A.?] Archer
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  3. The Geography / Claudius Ptolemy ; translated and edited by Edward Luther Stevenson ; with an introduction by Joseph Fischer
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  3. The films of Michael Powell and the Archers / Scott Salwolke
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