A belated, but sincere and well deserved congratulations to supporter and helper Dr Stephen Debus, who is the 2015 winner of the D.L. Serventy Medal, in recognition of his outstanding work on bird ecology in Australia.
The Serventy Medal has been awarded for the past 20 years and is the highest award for professional ornithologists in Australasia. Past winners include Hugh Ford, Harry Recher, David Lindenmayer, Penny Olsen and Richard Kingsford.
This award recognises Steve’s huge contribution to woodland bird and raptor research, and his guiding role in editing journals, most notably, Australian Field Ornithologist and its predecessor, Australian Bird Watcher. Steve currently has more than 100 published research papers, has written or edited 7 books on raptors, 2 chapters for the Handbook of Australian, Antarctic, and New Zealand Birds (HANZAAB), and 2 chapters for the Handbook of the Birds of the World.
We are lucky indeed to have him helping us.
Well done Steve!