About Stephen S. Clark

The author, born and raised in Wisconsin, has a BA degree from Harvard University and a PhD from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). Australia has been his home since 1969. His professional career has included working as a curator in environmental studies at the Australian Museum in Sydney and lecturing in ecology and environmental management at Macquarie University.

More recently, he has worked with the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service on the conservation of threatened species and biological communities. He is presently living in Canberra, where he plays the saxophone and, together with his partner, enjoys kayaking and a variety of other outdoor activities as well as traveling extensively in Australia and overseas.