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Prof. Patricia Vickers-Rich

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Founding Director

Phone: +61 * **** ****  HQ Phone
Email: p***@***.edu
Local Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Monash University
Wellington Road
Clayton , Victoria 3800

Company Description: Established more than 50 years ago, Monash University is Australia's largest university with 58,000 students at its six Australian campuses and its international...   more

Employment History


  • PhD
    Columbia University
  • BA
    UC Berkeley
  • MA
    Columbia University
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Professor Pat Vickers-Rich, Monash University Geosciences, 15 Dec 2012 [cached]
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Monash University > Science > Geosciences > About Geosciences > Directory > Pat Vickers-Rich
Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich
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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+)
SCIENCEPODCASTERS.ORG - Blog, 2 April 2012 [cached]
The topic was "From Slime to Dinosaurs", and I interviewed renown palaeontologst, Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich on:
In this episode, OG speaks 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.
- Some examples of different places in the world palaeontology has taken Prof Vickers-Rich, and some of the cultures she experienced
Otway Dinosaurs - Wildlife of Gondwana Exhibition - Apollo Bay - The People, 26 April 2014 [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.
Home - vertpaleo, 31 Oct 2012 [cached]
Patricia Vickers-Rich
Exhibitions previously on display at the Monash Science Centre, Monash Science Centre, 23 Dec 2013 [cached]
Professor Pat Rich will continue to travel science-themed exhibitions.
Please refer to the information on Travelling Exhibitions for Hire or contact Prof. Pat Rich at:
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