Dept. of Biology
Marsh Life Science Building
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
O: (802) 656-2922
H: (802) 482-2848
F: (802) 656-2914
B.A. Zoology University of Maine, Orono, 1964
M.S. Zoology University of Maine, Orono, 1966
Ph.D. Zoology University of California, Los Angeles
(awarded "with distinction"), 1970
Postdoctoral University of California, Los Angeles, 1970
Professor, University of Vermont, 1981-2003
Professor, University of California, Berkeley, 1978-1981
Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley, 1971-75
Honors and Awards:
Guggenheim Fellow, 1976-77
Harvard Fellow, 1976-77
University of Vermont Scholar in the Biological Sciences, 1985
Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Fellowship Award, 1988-89
(from Federal Republic of Germany)
Lady Davis Fellowship (From Israel), ~1992
L.L. Winship Book Award (For In a Patch of Fireweed), 1984.
Burroughs Writing Award (For An Owl in the House), ~1991.
Rutstrom Authorship Award for Conservation and Environmental Writing
(For A Year in the Maine Woods), 1996.
Sigma Xi Lecturer, 1995-1997
Maine Sportsmen's Hall of Fame, 2000.
Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children (By Children's Books Council)
Member Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering, 1997.
Member Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1998.
Franklin Fairbanks Award for contributions of Vermont Culture, 1997.
New England Bookseller's Award for Nonfiction for 1998.
John Burroughs Medal for nature writing (for Mind of the Raven), 2000.
Honorary Doctorate, University of Maine, Farmington,1999.
Honorary Doctorate, Unity College, Maine, 2000.
Numerous television documentaries and appearances (For work on bumblebee foraging,
caterpillar feeding behavior, raven recruitment, raven intelligence).
Author or co-author of 107 research publications; 46 editorials, abstracts, or book reviews; 61 magazine articles, 15 books, and 32 book chapters.
Physiological and behavioral ecology