Joyce Richardson
1925 - 2019




Dr Joyce Richardson, an Honorary Associate of Museums Victoria, died at the weekend, 12th October 2019. She was aged 94.
A New Zealander by birth, she graduated from the University of Otago with a BA in Zoology, and completed a PhD on Cainozoic brachiopods at the University of Melbourne in 1958. In the 1970s she carried out research at the then National Museum of Victoria, on an ARC Grant, and in 1976 she was awarded a National Geographic Society Grant at the Smithsonian Institution to study marine environments of Recent brachiopod faunas. She subsequently worked for the New Zealand Oceanographic Institute where she studied the abundant brachiopod populations of the fiords of the South Island.
Following her retirement from NZOI she returned to Melbourne where she again worked at the Museum as an Honorary Associate in the 1980s and 1990s. During this time she was actively involved in the Royal Society of Victoria. As you will know, Joyce was an international authority on brachiopods, especially on their ecology and behaviour. She was the author of numerous papers, including the sections on ecology and biogeography of articulate brachiopods in the Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology.

David J. Holloway Senior Curator, Invertebrate Palaeontology Museums Victoria GPO Box 666
Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia


Some of her recent publications...

Richardson J. R., 1975. Loop development and the classification of terebratellacean brachiopods. Paleontology, 18 (2), 285-314.

Richardson J. R. & J. E. Watson, 1975. Form and function in a Recent free-lying brachiopod Magadina cumingi. Paleobiology, 1 (4), 379-387.

Richardson J. R. & J. E. Watson, 1975. Locomotry adaptation in a free-living brachiopod. Science 189, 381-382 ;

Richardson J., 1976. Evolution of brachiopods. Nat. geogr. Soc. Res. Rep., 1976 Projects, 751-760.

Richardson J. R., 1979. Pedicle structure of Articulate brachiopods. J. Roy. Soc. N. Z., 9 (4), 415-436.

Richardson J. R., 1980. Studies on Australian Cainozoic brachiopods 5. The genera Victorithyris Allan and Diedrothyris nov. Mem. Nat. Mus. Victoria, 41, 43-52.

Chapman B. E. & Richardson J. R., 1981. Recent species of Neothyris (Brachiopoda: Terebratellinae). N. Z. J. Zool., 8, 157-161.

Grange K. R., R. J. Singleton, J. R. Richardson, P. J. Hill & W. de L. Main, 1981. Shallow rock-wall biological association of some southern fiords of New-Zealand. N. Z. J. Zool., 8, 209-227.

Richardson J. R. & R. J. Mineur, 1981. Differentiation of species of Terebratella (Brachiopoda: Terebratellinae). N. Z. J. Zool., 8 (2), 163-167.

Richardson J. R., 1981. Recent Brachiopods from New-Zealand - background to the study cruises of 1977-79. N.Z. J. Zool., 8, 133-143.

Richardson J. R., 1981. Distribution and orientation of six articulate brachiopod species from New Zealand. N. Z. J. Zool., 8 (2), 189-196.

Richardson J. R., 1981. Brachiopods and pedicles. Paleobiology, 7 (1), 87-95.

Richardson J. R., 1981. Brachiopods in mud: résolution of a dilemma. Science, 211, 1161-1163.

Richardson D. E., R. C. Reem & E. I. Soloman, 1983. Cooperativity in oxygen binding to Lingula reevei hemerythrin: spectroscopic comparison to the sipunculid hemerythrin coupled binuclear iron active site. J. Amer. chem. Soc., 105 (26), 7780-7781.

Richardson J. R., 1983. Brachiopoda, pp. 72-73. In: The New Zealand biota - what do we know after 200 years? Eds P. J. Brownsey & A. N.. Nat. Mus. N. Z. Misc. ser., 7, 1-91.

Richardson J. R., 1984. Evolution of Brachiopods. Nat. geogr. Soc. Res. Rep., 17, 751-760.

Richardson J. R., 1986. Les brachiopodes. Pour la Science, novembre 1986, 62-69.

Richardson D. E., M. Emad, R. C. Reem & E. I. Solomon, 1987. Allosteric interactions in sipunculid and brachiopod hemerythrins. Biochemistry, 26 (4), 1003-1013.

Richardson J. R., 1987. Brachiopods from carbonate sands of the Australian shelf. Proc. Roy. Soc. Vict., 99 (1), 37-50.

Richardson J. R., Stewart I. R. & Liu Xixing, 1989. Brachiopoda from China seas. Chin. J. Oceanol. Limnol., 7 (3), 211-219, Pl. I-IV.

Richardson J. R., 1991. Australasian Tertiary brachiopoda. The subfamily Anakineticinae nov. Proc. R. Soc. Victoria, 103 (1), 29-45.

Richardson J. R., 1994. Origins and dispersal of a brachiopode family - the systematics, biogeography and evolution of the Family Terebratellidae. Proc. Royal Soc. Victoria, 106, 17-29.

Richardson J. R., 1997. Ecology of articulate brachiopods. In: Kaesler R ed. - Colorado, Geological Society of America and University of Kansas. Treatise of invertebrate paleontology, Brachiopoda (rev.) Part H. Vol. 1, 441-462.

Richardson J. R., 1997. Biogeography of articulated brachiopods. In: Kaesler R ed. Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America and University of Kansas. Treatise of invertebrate paleontology, Brachiopoda (rev.), Part H. Vol. 1, 463-472.

Brand U., Logan A., Hiller N. & J. Richardson, 2003. Geochemistry of modern brachiopods: applications and implications for oceanography and paleoceanography. Chemical Geology, 198, 305-334.

Richardson J. R., Aldridge A. E. & Endersby I. D., 2007. Post settlement behaviour of brachiopods on hard and soft substrates. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 34 (1), 43-49.