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Olsen, Penelope Diane

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Born: Australia
Penelope Diane Olsen is recognised world-wide as one of Australia's leading specialists on raptors. Many of her publications deal with their conservation and ecology, and have resulted in a wiser use of pesticides and more efficient disposal of chemical wastes in rural Australia. She is a prolific writer whose book, Australian Birds of Prey, won the 1996 Whitley award for best popular zoological publication.

Career Highlights

1970 - 1982Experimental Officer at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
1982 - c. 1994Honorary Research Associate at CSIRO
1983 - 1987Regional Coordinator (Australia and Oceania) of the World Working Group on Birds of Prey for the International Council for Bird Preservation
1984 - 1989President of the Australasian Raptor Association (ARA)
1988 - International Committee Member of the Raptor Research Foundation
1992Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at Australian National University
1994 - 1999Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian National University
1995 - Member of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Fauna and Flora Committee
1997D. L. Serventy Medal received from the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 19 April 2001
Modified: 25 May 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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