Harry Frederick Recher

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Harry Frederick Recher
Harry Frederick Recher, 2014
Harry Frederick Recher, 2014
Born New York City, New York, USA
Fields Ornithology, Conservation, Ecology
Institutions University_of_Pennsylvania, Princeton_university, Sydney_university, Australian Museum, University_of_New_England_(Australia), Edith_Cowan_University
Alma mater Syracuse_University(B.Sc), Stanford_University (PhD)
Notable awards Order_Of_Australia (AM), D._L._Serventy_Medal, Fellow of the Royal Zoological Society (NSW)

Professor Harry Frederick Recher is an Australian ornithologist who was born, and grew up in, the United States of America. He studied at the State University of New York College of Forestry and received his B.S. in 1959 from Syracuse University. He received a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1964, and then did an NIH postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University. He moved to Australia in 1967.[1]

From 1968 he worked for 20 years at the Australian Museum as a research scientist, focussing on conservation issues and the biology of forest and woodland birds. In 1988 he moved to the University of New England. In 1996 he became the Foundation Professor in Environmental Management at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia. More recently he has been editor of the journal Pacific Conservation Biology.

In 1994 he was awarded the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union's D.L. Serventy Medal for outstanding published work on birds in the Australasian region.[2] As well as numerous published scientific papers, he has authored and edited several books.


  1. ^ "School of Natural Sciences: Harry Recher," webpage of Edith Cowan University. Retrieved October 31, 2007.]
  2. ^ French, Kris (1994). D.L. Serventy Medal 1994: Citation. Harry Frederick Recher. Emu 94: 223.
  • Robin, Libby. (2001). The Flight of the Emu: a hundred years of Australian ornithology 1901-2001. Carlton, Vic. Melbourne University Press. ISBN 0-522-84987-3