Department of Biological Sciences
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49009
(269) 387-5600
FAX (269) 387-5609

Ph.D. (Ecology) University of Illinois, 1959
M.S. University of Illinois, 1957
B.A. cum laude Southern Illinois University, 1955
Public schools in Murphysboro IL
Duke University Marine Laboratory, summer 1956

Professor Emeritus, Department of Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University, 1996-
Professor, 1971-1996
Associate Professor, 1964-1971
Assistant Professor, 1962-1964
Instructor 1959-1962
Director, C. C. Adams Center for Ecological Studies, 1963-1968
Assistant Director, C. C. Adams Center for Ecological Studies, 1960-1963

Extensive experience using a variety of methods teaching ecology and ornithology at undergraduate and graduate levels

Population and community ecology, conservation biology, history and operations of land trusts. More than forty students completed graduate degrees under my supervision.

Principal Editor, The Atlas of Breeding Birds of Michigan, 1991
Editor, Proceedings of the Eighth North American Prairie Conference, 1983
Editor, The Jack-Pine Warbler, vols. 54-57, 1976-1979
Editorial Board, The Michigan Botanist, 1969-1971, 1989-1999
Chairman, Editorial Board, Occasional Papers of the Charles C. Adams Center for Ecological Studies, 1963-1968

A separate listing is provided on the Bibliography page

A separate listing is provided on the Books page

Original Vegetation and Vertebrates of Oshtemo Township, March 2009, Oshtemo Historical Society, Kalamazoo
Recommendations of the Technical Advisory Committee (Birds) for Threatened and Endangered Species of Michigan, March 2005, Michigan State University Agriculture and Natural Resources Week, East Lansing
Nature–What Good Is It? or The Ten Best Reasons to Save Land, June 2004, Kalamazoo Nature Center
A Cleaner, Greener Land–What Kalamazoo Ought to Do, April 2004, Kalamazoo Earth Day Celebration, Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Can Land Trusts Save the West? April 2004, ON THE EDGE: Metropolitan Growth and Western Environments–Past, Present, and Future, Program for the Study of the North American West, Stanford University
The Role of Science in Land Conservation by Land Trusts, August 2003, American Ornithologists’ Annual Meeting, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Co-Chair, Technical Advisory Committee (Birds) for Endangered and Threatened Species in Michigan, 2004-
President, Friends of the University Libraries (Western Michigan University), 2000-2003
President, Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy, 1998-1999
Board Member, Friends of the University Libraries (WMU), 1996-2000
Founding Board Member, Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy, 1991-2001
President, Kalamazoo Nature Center, 1989-1990
Member Local Committee, Eighth North American Prairie Committee, 1982
Member (sometimes Chair), Technical Committee (Birds) Endangered Species Program, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, 1980-1992
Member, Executive Committee, Western Michigan University Environmental Studies Program, 1971-1995
Board Member, Michigan Audubon Society, 1970-1982
Member, three-person committee to design Western Michigan University’s Environmental Studies Program, 1970
Chair, Local Committee, 45th Annual Meeting, Wilson Ornithological Society, 1964
Founding Member, Southern Illinois Bird Club, 1951

Born 1933, Murphysboro IL
Married to Katy Takahashi
Two grown children, Philip of Champaign-Urbana IL and Steven of Amherst MA

Last revised June 2009

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