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Malcolm Ogilvie

Dr Malcolm Alexander Ogilvie is a British ornithologist and freelance natural history author and consultant. One of his areas of expertise is wildfowl.
Ogilvie was formerly a research scientist with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust 1960-1986, also editing their journal, Wildfowl, 1966-1986. Until 1997 he was a member of the British Birds editorial board and a contributor to the handbook The Birds of the Western Palearctic. He has been a fully qualified bird ringer since 1958. He is a past regional representative for the British Trust for Ornithology, and the vice-county plant recorder for South Ebudes for the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland.
Ogilvie has been resident on the island of Islay since 1986. He is married to Carol and has two daughters, Isla and Heather.

Asa Fitch

Dr. Asa Fitch (February 24, 1809 – April 8, 1879) was a natural historian and entomologist from Salem, New York.

Kenneth Williamson

Kenneth Williamson (1914 – 14 June 1977) was a British ornithologist who had a strong association with Scotland and with bird migration.
Williamson was born in Bury Lancashire. From 1941-1945 he served with the British occupation of the Faroe Islands in World War II, in 1944 marrying Esther Louise Rein of Tórshavn with whom he had a daughter Hervor and son Robin. From 1948-1957 he was Director of the Fair Isle Bird Observatory. Subsequently he became a Senior Research Officer with the British Trust for Ornithology and from 1958-1963 he was editor of the journal Bird Migration. From 1959-1963 he served on the British Birds Rarities Committee.
On 2 February 1959 Williamson was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Thaddeus William Harris

Thaddeus William Harris (November 12, 1795 – January 16, 1856) was an American entomologist and botanist. For the last few years of his life Harris was the librarian of Harvard University.

William Warde Fowler

William Warde Fowler (16 May 1847 – 15 June 1921) was an English historian and ornithologist, and tutor at Lincoln College, Oxford. He was best known for his works on ancient Roman religion.

John Richard Spence

John Richard Spence’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Elliott Coues

Elliott Coues (/ˈkaʊz/; September 9, 1842 – December 25, 1899) was an American army surgeon, historian, ornithologist and author.

John Henry Gurney Jr.

John Henry Gurney Jr. (1848–1922), was British ornithologist, son of John Henry Gurney Sr. and member of the Gurney family.

Dean Conant Worcester

Dean Conant Worcester, D.Sc.(hon.), FRGS (October 1, 1866 – May 2, 1924) was an American zoologist, public official, and authority on the Philippines, born at Thetford, Vermont, and educated at the University of Michigan (A.B., 1889). He first went to the Philippines in 1887 as a junior member of a scientific expedition, and built a controversial career in the early American colonial government beginning in 1899 based upon his experience in the country. He served as the influential Secretary of the Interior of the Philippine Islands until 1913 when he began focusing on his business interests. He died in the Philippines having organized and managed businesses that included coconut farming and processing, cattle raising and a maritime shipping line.

Doris Mable Cochran

Doris Mable Cochran (May 18, 1898 – May 22, 1968) was an American herpetologist and custodian of the American Natural Collection at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. for many years.

Andrew John Berger

Andrew John Berger (August 30, 1915 – July 4, 1995) was an American ornithologist from the American Museum of Natural History.

Joel Asaph Allen

Joel Asaph Allen (July 19, 1838 – August 29, 1921) was an American zoologist, mammalogist and ornithologist.
He became the first president of the American Ornithologists’ Union, the first curator of birds and mammals at the American Museum of Natural History, and the first head of that museum’s Department of Ornithology.
He is remembered for Allen’s rule, which states that the bodies of endotherms (warm-blooded animals) vary in shape with climate, having increased surface area in hot climates to lose heat, and minimized surface area in cold climates, to conserve heat.

John Henry Comstock

John Henry Comstock (February 24, 1849 – March 20, 1931) was an eminent researcher in entomology and arachnology and a leading educator. His work provided the basis for classification of butterflies, moths, and scale insects.

William Rowan (biologist)

William Rowan FRSC (1891–1957), was a Canadian biologist and ornithologist.
William Rowan was born in Basel, Switzerland on 29 July 1891. He attended Bedford School and in 1908 he emigrated to Canada and spent three years working as a ranch hand, sketching and photographing wildlife in his spare time, before returning to England and enrolling at University College London.
His studies were briefly interrupted by the outbreak of the First World War in 1914: he joined the London Scottish Rifles, but saw no active service and was discharged on medical grounds in 1915. He graduated in 1917 and after further study gained an MSc in 1919. After a brief spell as a school teacher in England, he was appointed as a lecturer in Zoology at the University of Manitoba in 1919, where he was a founder member of the Natural History Society of Manitoba. He moved to Edmonton in 1920 to found the department of Zoology at the University of Alberta, heading the department until his retirement in 1956.
In 1924, Rowan began experimenting with the effects of daylight on bird migration. It was generally thought that migration was probably initiated by variations in temperature or barometric pressure. He trapped a number of dark-eyed juncos, which he kept caged, and lengthened the hours of daylight to which they were exposed. This produced spring behaviour in the birds during the middle of winter. This work earned Rowan a doctorate from University College London, but a direct link to migration remained to be established: the seasonally disturbed birds appeared ready to fly northwards in spite of the fact that it was still winter; however, it remained to be established where they went after their release.
Rowan then carried out the now-legendary experiment that established his reputation. In the autumn of 1931, 500 crows were confined in cages on the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River. The crows were divided into two equally sized groups: an experimental group subjected to artificial light that gradually shortened their nights; and a control group, which experienced natural seasonal reductions in daylight hours.
Rowan released the crows in November, after their tails were dyed yellow for purposes of identification. Their release was accompanied by a radio and press campaign offering rewards for every yellow-tailed crow caught or shot. As a result, Rowan was able to account for more than half of the birds. More crows from the control group were accounted for, as they tended either to remain near to the site of their release or to fly south; those from the experimental group behaved as they would in spring, flying north.
This identification of the cause of migratory behaviour provided Rowan with international standing as a scientist.
Rowan died in Edmonton on 30 June 1957.

Ian L. Boyd

Professor Ian Lamont Boyd FSB FRSE (born 9 February 1957) is a Scottish zoologist and the Chief Scientific Adviser at Defra, the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Libbie Hyman

Libbie Henrietta Hyman (December 6, 1888 – August 3, 1969), was a U.S. zoologist.

Albert William Herre

Albert William Christian Theodore Herre (September 16, 1868 – January 16, 1962) was an American ichthyologist and lichenologist.

Agustín Stahl

Dr. Agustín Stahl (January 21, 1842 – July 12, 1917) was a Puerto Rican medical doctor and scientist with diverse interests in the fields of ethnology, botany, and zoology. He advocated Puerto Rico’s independence from Spain.

Hamilton Herbert Druce

Hamilton Herbert Charles James Druce (1869 – 21 June 1922) was an English entomologist who specialised in Lycaenidae and to a lesser extent Hesperiidae. He is not to be confused with his father, the English entomologist Herbert Druce (1846–1913) who also worked on Lepidoptera.
H. H. Druce was a Fellow of the Zoological Society of London and of the Entomological Society of London. The H. H. Druce collection was sold to Joicey and is now in the Natural History Museum in London.

John Abbot (entomologist)

John Abbot was an American entomologist and ornithologist. He was born on 31 May or 1 June 1751 in London and died on December 1840 or January 1841 in Bulloch County in Georgia.

Geoffrey Herklots

Dr Geoffrey Alton Craig Herklots (1902 – 14 January 1986) was a British botanist and ornithologist. From 1928 he was a reader in biology at Hong Kong University until the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong in 1941, during which he was interned in Stanley, Hong Kong, until 1945. After the war was over he returned to London and joined the Colonial Service. From 1953 to 1960 he was Principal of the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture in Trinidad.
Herklots is commemorated in the name of an orchid, Eria herklotsii Crib.

Eric Ennion

Dr Eric Arnold Roberts Ennion (1900–1981) was a British artist, author, illustrator, and radio presenter, specialising in birds and other natural history subjects.
Following education at Epsom College and Caius College, Cambridge and training at St Mary’s Hospital, he worked for twenty years as a general practitioner at a large country practice in Burwell on the fen borders of Cambridge, where he had spent his childhood. A career change in 1945 saw him become warden at the Field Studies Council’s Flatford Mill Field Centre, and from 1950, founder and director of the Monks’ House Bird Observatory at Seahouses, Northumberland, which he wrote about in The House on the Shore. Ennion was a founder member and Honorary Vice President of the Society of Wildlife Artists.
His son, Hugh, is also an accomplished artist.

Rachel Carson

Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.
Carson began her career as an aquatic biologist in the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, and became a full-time nature writer in the 1950s. Her widely praised 1951 bestseller The Sea Around Us won her a U.S. National Book Award, recognition as a gifted writer, and financial security. Her next book, The Edge of the Sea, and the reissued version of her first book, Under the Sea Wind, were also bestsellers. This sea trilogy explores the whole of ocean life from the shores to the depths.
Late in the 1950s, Carson turned her attention to conservation, especially some problems that she believed were caused by synthetic pesticides. The result was the book Silent Spring (1962), which brought environmental concerns to an unprecedented share of the American people. Although Silent Spring was met with fierce opposition by chemical companies, it spurred a reversal in national pesticide policy, which led to a nationwide ban on DDT and other pesticides, and it inspired a grassroots environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Carson was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jimmy Carter.

Birutė Galdikas

Birutė Marija Filomena Galdikas, OC (born 10 May 1946), is a Lithuanian anthropologist, primatologist, conservationist, ethologist, and author. She is currently a Professor at Simon Fraser University. Well known in the field of primatology, Galdikas is recognized as a leading authority on orangutans. Prior to her field study of orangutans, scientists knew little about the species.

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