Mike Archer was born in Sydney in 1945 and is a dual citizen of USA and Oz who returned to Australia as Fulbright Scholar in 1967.
He's a biologist, geologist, palaeontologist, environmentalist and mammalogist who was hooked on science from age 11.
He has more than 350 peer-reviewed publications including wide range of books, many popular science articles; more than 80 research students; many ARC research grants; five Fellowships in learned societies; many professional roles; several institutions established; two companies established; many current research projects; international/national keynote addresses.
Current major projects include: palaeontology of Riversleigh World Heritage area, reconstitution of ancient DNA (Lazarus Project; see TED talk by Archer on DeExtincting Thylacine and Gastric-brooding Frog), innovative conservation programs, conservation through sustainable use of native species programs, biofuel company based on sustainably harvesting native grasses, creation/evolution issues and conservation value of native animals as pets.
Professor, School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales
Dean of Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Director, Australian Museum
Curator of Mammals, Queensland Museum
University of Western Australia, PhD/Zoology
Princeton University, USA, BA/Science
http://www.pangea.unsw.edu.au/people/academic-research/michael-archer, More publications
Over 300 research articles and books, Nature and others
http://www.bees.unsw.edu.au/michael-archer, Science and others
Many can be obtained as pdfs from ResearchGate, PLoS ONE and others
Going Native (with co-author Bob Beale), Hodder/Headline, Sydney
Grants and Contracts
Australian Research Council
Exploration of New Riversleigh
National Geographic Society
Fellow of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Fellow of the Australian College of Educators
Research Associate American Museum of Natural History
Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science
Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science
Distinguished Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales