Share This Profile
Share this profile on Facebook.
Link to this profile on LinkedIn.
Tweet this profile on Twitter.
Email a link to this profile.
See other services through which you can share this profile.
This profile was last updated on 2/2/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Prof. Patricia Vickers-Rich

Wrong Prof. Patricia Vickers-Rich?
Company Description: OTWAYDINOSAURS has been created to bring the story of Dinosaur Cove, just 30 minutes drive west of Apollo Bay, into the public domain to make sure real science...   more

Employment History


  • PhD
    Columbia University
  • BA
    UC Berkeley
  • MA
    Columbia University
193 Total References
Web References
Otway Dinosaurs - Wildlife of Gondwana Exhibition - Apollo Bay - The People, 2 Feb 2015 [cached]
Professor Pat Vickers-Rich, Leaellynasaura & Cryolophosaurus Professor Pat Vickers-Rich, Leaellynasaura & Cryolophosaurus
IT WAS the curiosity, unerring patience, tenacity, and sheer hard work of Professor Pat Vickers-Rich and her husband Dr Tom Rich that led to the amazing fossil discoveries in the Otways.
Her uncle was horrified, but Pat had unwittingly begun her scientific path in life.
At university Pat met her future husband Tom Rich, who was turned on to prehistory when he received the book All About Dinosaurs in 1953 as a Christmas gift.
Dr Rich is Senior Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology & Palaeobotany at Museum Victoria and Professor Pat Vickers-Rich is Monash University's Chair of Palaeontology and founding Director of the Monash Science Centre.
Both from the United States, Tom and Pat emigrated to Australia in the Seventies.
"We decided if we came to Australia there were more chances of discovering something new, there weren't many palaeontologists doing anything and we don't like crowds," said Pat.
Pat said they began prospecting these sites from Fairhaven to Port Fairy over the next five summers.
Pat and Tom led digs at Dinosaur Cove over the next decade which resulted in them naming a variety of new polar dinosaurs.
"Diversity here in the Otways is very high," Pat said.
Professor Pat Vickers-Rich, Monash University Geosciences, 15 Dec 2012 [cached]
Prof. Pat Vickers-Rich | Prof Pat Vickers-Rich
Prof. Pat Vickers-Rich | Prof Pat Vickers-Rich
Monash University > Science > Geosciences > About Geosciences > Directory > Pat Vickers-Rich
Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich
e: Pat Vickers-Rich
Chair, Palaeontology Founding Director, Monash Science Centre
Patricia Vickers-Rich's research centers on understanding the changes in the biota of Earth during the late Proterozoic, at a time when complex animals first appeared and the major animal phyla were differentiating. Her studies look for correlations between such biotic change, ocean chemistry, climate and plate tectonic effects on continental relationships and ocean basin geography. Her work also on the development of the modern Australian biota involves an understanding of its origins in the late Mesozoic and Cenozoic, noting the events over the past 150 million years, where Australia at first lay alongside Antarctica far south of its present position, then severed its ties and drifted in isolation north from its polar and cool temperate position and now into the arid horse latitudes and tropics. Her field areas include SW Africa (particularly Namibia in a joint program with the Namibian Geological Survey), the Eastern European Platform including the White Sea and Siberia (in conjuncion with the Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences), NW Argentina and the Flinders Range of South Australia (with the South Australian Museum). She also works with Tom Rich (Museum Victoria) on the polar biotas of Southern Australia of Early Cretaceous age and is involved in public science education, bringing cutting edge science into primary and secondary schools, refugee camps in destabilized areas of the world. She is the Founding Director of the Monash Science Centre on the Clayton campus of Monash University.
Prof. Patricia Vickers-Rich, K. H. Hoffmann, Prof. Mike Hall, Dr Mikhail Fedonkin, Dr Soren Jensen, Prof. Ulf Linnemann, National Geographic Society ($US29,500), 2008-2009.
Prof. Patricia Vickers-Rich, Dr Mikhail Fedonkin, Dr Jim GehlingUNESCO International Geological Correlation Project 493, 2003-2009. ($350,000+)
The topic was "From Slime to ... [cached]
The topic was "From Slime to Dinosaurs", and I interviewed renown palaeontologst, Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich on: - How long the earth has been around - What are the geological processes occurring, and that have occurred [...]
118 - Prof Patricia Vickers-Rich - Palaeontology 101
I speak to Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich, the Director of the Monash Science Centre and Personal Chair of Palaeontology at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, about palaeontology.
116 - Prof Patricia Vickers-Rich - The Monash Science Centre
In this episode I talk to Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich and we talk about the Monash Science Centre. - What is Professor Rich's background? - What inspired her to start up a Science Centre in Australia? - What are the main aims of the MSC? - When did the MSC open? - What were some of the difficulties experienced in trying [...]
Home - vertpaleo, 31 Oct 2012 [cached]
Patricia Vickers-Rich
Otway Dinosaurs - Wildlife of Gondwana Exhibition - Apollo Bay - News - Dinosaurs Return to Apollo Bay, 29 Nov 2011 [cached]
Professor Pat Vickers-Rich, Leaellynasaura & Cryolophosaurus | Dinosaurs Return to Apollo Bay | read more Otway Dinosaurs - Wildlife of Gondwana Exhibition - Apollo Bay - News - Dinosaurs Return to Apollo Bay Go to navigation Go to footer
Professor Pat Vickers-Rich, Leaellynasaura & Cryolophosaurus Professor Pat Vickers-Rich, Leaellynasaura & Cryolophosaurus
Internationally recognised scientist Pat Vickers-Rich who spent years working at Dinosaur Cove and created the exhibition said she was thrilled to see the Wildlife of Gondwana open in the Otways.
"We hope it helps get a permanent facility. We have dreamed of having a permanent facility that would show off what's so very special about these Otways dinosaurs," Ms Vickers-Rich said.
She said people around the world fell in love with the exhibition and its dinosaurs because "they're big, they're ferocious and they can't hurt you".
After installing the exhibition in Taiwan she said the director contacted her seeking help on how to cope with crowds.
"They normally had 100 people in on Sundays and with this exhibition they were getting 2,000," she said.
Other People with the name "Vickers-Rich":
Other ZoomInfo Searches
Accelerate your business with the industry's most comprehensive profiles on business people and companies.
Find business contacts by city, industry and title. Our B2B directory has just-verified and in-depth profiles, plus the market's top tools for searching, targeting and tracking.
Atlanta | Boston | Chicago | Houston | Los Angeles | New York
Browse ZoomInfo's business people directory. Our professional profiles include verified contact information, biography, work history, affiliations and more.
Browse ZoomInfo's company directory. Our company profiles include corporate background information, detailed descriptions, and links to comprehensive employee profiles with verified contact information.