Born: Established: 4 Sep 1968 ;
Clode grew up in Port Lincoln and spent her formative years sailing around the east coast of Australia with her parents on a gaff-rigged yawl. She studied politics and psychology at Adelaide University before taking up a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford.
Her doctoral research involved studying the impact of feral mink on seabirds breeding on the offshore islands of the Outer Hebrides. Since returning to Australia, Danielle has worked as a writer for museums, zoos, environment and conservation groups as well as a variety of medical organisations and as a research associate at the University of Melbourne.
She has published a wide range of popular and academic publications. She is the author of several books exploring the stories of Australian natural history.