Andrew Cockburn (ornithologist)

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Emeritus Professor
Andrew Cockburn
Residence Australia
Nationality Australian
Alma mater Monash University
Known for Evolution of bird mating systems
Scientific career
Fields ornithology, evolutionary ecology
Doctoral students Raoul Mulder

Andrew Cockburn FAA is an Australian ornithologist based at the Australian National University in Canberra. He has worked, and published extensively, on the breeding behaviour of white-winged choughs and superb fairy-wrens. In 2004 he was awarded the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union's D.L. Serventy Medal which recognises excellence in published work on birds in the Australasian region.[3]

In 2001 Cockburn was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)[4] and awarded the Centenary Medal.[5] Since 2014 he has been Emeritus Professor of Evolutionary Ecology and Natural History at the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment.[6][7]


  1. ^ Andrew Cockburn (1975) The ecology of the genus pseudomys in Victorian heath communities Honours thesis, Monash University.
  2. ^ Andrew Cockburn (1979) The ecology of Pseudomys spp. in south-eastern Australia. PhD thesis, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria.
  3. ^ Penny Olsen (2004). D.L. Serventy Medal 2004: Citation. Andrew Cockburn. Emu 104: 297-298.
  4. ^ Professor Andrew Cockburn, Fellows elected in 2001,
  5. ^ Centenary Medal, 1 January 2001, It's an Honour. "For service to Australian society and science in botany and zoology".
  6. ^ Emeritus Professor Andrew Cockburn,
  7. ^ Andrew Cockburn biography,

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