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Born
14 August 1950
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
28 November 2005
Argentina
Occupation
Palaeontologist

Summary

Neil Archbold was Professor and Personal Chair in Palaeontology at the School of Ecology and Environment at Deakin University. He was also the Coordinator of Earth Sciences at the University. Archbold spent much of his professional life as an educator and researcher in the fields of earth history, stratigraphy, biostratigraphy, palaeobiogeography, evolution of life, extinction events and the history of science. He authored over one hundred scientific works and was an active, long-term member of many top scientific bodies including the Royal Society of Victoria, the Geological Society of Australia and the Paleontological Society of USA.

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1973 -
Career position - Member of the Royal Society of Victoria
1973 -
Career position - Member of the Geological Society of Australia
1973
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1973 - 1980
Career position - Tutor (part-time) in Geology at the University of Melbourne
1973 - 1989
Career position - Tutor at the Council of Adult Education in Melbourne
1976
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1977 - 1980
Career position - Teacher at University High School in Melbourne
1978 -
Career position - Member of the Australasian Association of Palaeontologists
1980 -
Career position - Member of the Palaeontological Society of USA
1980 - 1982
Career position - Tutor in Geology at the University of Melbourne
1983
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Melbourne
1983 - 1986
Career position - Scientific Services Officer at the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Geomechanics
1984 - 1988
Career position - Lecturer in the Department of Earth Sciences at Monash University in Clayton, Victoria
1985 -
Career position - Chairman of the D. E. Thomas Memorial Medal Committee
1986 -
Career position - Corresponding Member of the International Union of Geological Sciences (UNESCO) Subcommission on Permian Stratigraphy
1986 - 1988
Career position - Secretary of the International Union of Geological Sciences (UNESCO) Subcommission of Gondwana Stratigraphy
1986 - 1989
Career position - Lecturer in Geology at the University of Melbourne
1987 - 1993
Career position - Member of the Permian Subcommission working group on the Carboniferous - Permian boundary
1988 - 1989
Career position - Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the Melbourne College of Advanced Education
1989
Career position - Senior Tutor in Earth Sciences at Victoria College
1990 - 1991
Career position - Lecturer in Earth Sciences at Victoria College
1992 -
Career position - Council member of the Royal Society of Victoria
1992 - 1993
Career position - Lecturer in Earth Sciences at Deakin University
1993 - 1995
Career position - Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the Department of Earth Sciences at Deakin University
1994 -
Career position - Guest Professor at China University of Mining and Technology
1994 - 1996
Career position - Secretary of the Australasian Association of Palaeontologists
1995 -
Career position - Professor and Personal Chair of Palaeontology at Deakin University
1997 -
Career position - Member of the Paleontological Research Institute New York, USA
1999 - 2000
Career position - Vice-President of the Royal Society of Victoria
2001 - 2002
Career position - President of the Royal Society of Victoria

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Book Sections

  • Archbold, N.W., 'Hills, Edwin Sherborn (1906-1986), Geologist', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 17, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2007, pp. 533-534. Details
  • Archbold, Neil; Vickers-Rich, Pat, 'Squatters, Priests and Professors: a Brief History of Vertebrate Palaeontology in Terra Australis', in Pat Vickers-Rich; J.M. Monaghan and R.F. Baird and T.H. Rich (eds), Vertebrate Palaeontology of Australasia, Pioneer Design Studios and Monash University Publications Committee, Melbourne, 1991, pp. 1-44. Details
  • Hegarty, K. A. (coordinator), Birch, W. D., Douglas, J. G., Mccann, D., Archbold, N. W., Gleadow, A. J. W., Vandenberg, A. H. M. and Phillips, G.N., 'Inspired Observations', in William D. Birch (ed.), Geology of Victoria, Geological Society of Australia (Victoria Division), Sydney, 2003, pp. 687-702. Details

Edited Books

  • Archbold, N. W.; McCann, D. A. (ed.), The Inaugural Addresses of the First Presidents of the Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science and the Philosophical Society of Victoria, Royal Society of Victoria, Melbourne, 2004, 34 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Archbold, N. W., 'Western Australian Geology: an historical review to the year 1870', Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, vol. 63, no. 4, 1981, pp. 119-128. Details
  • Archbold, N. W., 'Nineteenth Century Views on the Australian Marine Permian', Earth Sciences History, vol. 5, no. 1, 1986, pp. 12-23. Details
  • Archbold, N. W., 'J. E. Tenison Woods: his contribution to the Tertiary geology of south eastern Australia', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, vol. 122, 1989, pp. 119-21. Details
  • Archbold, Neil, 'Marjor T.L. Mitchell and Australian Vertebrate Palaeontology', Bulletin of the Fossil Collectors' Association of Australasia, vol. 30, 1990, pp. 33-37. Details
  • Campbell, Hamish J., 'A Personal Tribute to the Memory of Neil Archbold', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 120, no. 1, 2008, pp. 46-50. Details
  • Campi, Monica J., 'New Taxa and Combinations of Neil W. Archbold', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 120, no. 1, 2008, pp. 27-37. Details
  • McCann, Doug, 'Neil Wilfred Archbold', The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 123, no. 2, 2006, pp. 113-115. Details
  • Talent, John A., 'Passing of a Polymath: Neil Wilfred Archbold (1950-2005) Professor of Palaeontology, Deakin University', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 120, no. 1, 2008, pp. 2-13. Details
  • Talent, John A. and Campi, Monica J., 'Bibliography of Neil W. Archbold', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 120, no. 1, 2008, pp. 14-26. Details

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