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Biographical entry Minton, Clive Dudley Thomas (1934 - )

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Born
7 October 1934
England
Occupation
Business executive and Ornithologist

Summary

Clive Minton is a businessman whose major hobby is waders. His expeditions to Broome helped to discover the significance of Roebuck Bay as a site where hundreds of thousands of migratory waders entered and departed from Australia each year. This contributed to the setting up of Broome Bird Observatory by the Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union in 1988, the establishment of the Asian Wetland Bureau and the recognition of the East Asian Flyway through China to Siberia, resulting in the Japan-Australia Migratory Birds Agreement and the China-Australia Migratory Birds Agreement.

Details

Born England, 7 October 1934. Educated University of Cambridge (BA 1957, MA 1959 in natural sciences, PhD in metallurgy 1960). Imperial Metal Industries Limited, Great Britain 1961-78; Managing Director, IMI Australia 1978-83; Human Resources Director, Myer Stores 1983-86; Deputy Chief, General Manager, Director of Policy Programmes, Health Department of Victoria 1986-88; Partner and Director of Melbourne Office, TASA International Executive Search 1988-92. Tucker Medal, British Trust for Ornithology; Fellow, Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union 1998; John Hobbs Medal 2000. Founder Chairman, Wash Wader Ringing Group, the largest wader banding group in the world, introducing the use of rocket nets; Founder, Victorian Wader Study Group; foundation chairman, Australasian Wader Studies Group; Leader, North West Australia Wader Expeditions to Broome ca 1981 to date; Research Committee member, Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union 1980-88; vice-President, Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union 1989-95.

Events

1957
Education - BA, University of Cambridge
1959
Education - MA, University of Cambridge
1960
Education - PhD, University of Cambridge
1970
Career position - Founding Chair, Wader Study Group, United Kingdom
1975
Award - Bernard Tucker Medal for Services to Ornithology
1978 - 1983
Career position - Managing Director, Imperial Metal Industries Australia
1980 - 1985
Career position - Founding Chair, Australian Wader Study Group
1982 -
Career position - Convenor, Victorian Wader Study Group
1983 - 1988
Career position - Deputy Chief General Manager, Director of Policy Programmes, Health Department of Victoria
1988 - 1992
Career position - Partner and Director of Melbourne Office, TASA International Executive Search
1989 - 1995
Career position - Vice-President, Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union
1997
Award - Fellow, Birds Australia
2000
Award - J. N. Hobbs Medal, Birds Australia
2001
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to ornithology, particularly in the study of migratory wading birds in Australia
2003
Award - Australian Natural History Medallion
2012
Award - Eisenmann Medal, Linnaean Society of New York
2013
Award - Life Member, Victorian Wader Study Group

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Published resources

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Journal Articles

  • Jessop, Rosalind, Graham, Doris, Collins, Peter and Davidson, Rosemary, 'John Hobbs Medal 2000: citation - Clive Dudley Monton MA PhD', Emu, 100 (2000), 247. Details
  • Minton, C., 'Objectives of the VWSG [Victorian Wader Studies Group]', Stilt: the journal of the East Asian-Australasian flyway, 1 (1981), 3-4. Details
  • Minton, C., 'The history of wader studies in north-west Australia', Stilt: the journal of the East Asian-Australasian flyway, 50 (2006), 224-34. Details
  • Minton, C., 'The history and achievements of the Victorian Wader Study Group', Stilt: the journal of the East Asian-Australasian flyway, 50 (2006), 285-94. Details
  • Wettenhall, Norman, 'RAOU Fellow citation: Clive Minton MA PhD', Emu, 98 (1998), 241. Details

Resources

See also

  • Robin, Libby, The Flight of the Emu: a Hundred Years of Australian Ornithology 1901-2001 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2001), 492 pp. Details

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