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8. Personnel:
Co-Principal Investigator - Helmut K. Buechner
Birth  Scotia, New York, 5 August 1918
Education - B.S. New York State University College of Forestry, Syracuse, 1941
M.S. Texas A&M University, College Station, 1943
Ph.D. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, 1949
Honors  Graduated Magna Cum Laude from New York State University
Recipient of George Mercer Award of Ecological Society of America for best publication in 1950. Received award from The Wildlife Society for best publication in 1960. Fellow AAAS 1963.
Major Research Interest - Ecology, behavior, and reproduction in large wild ungulates, with special emphasis on the dynamics of ungulate population in relationship to vegetation.
Employment - In my present position, which began 1 July 1965, I hope to develop broad national and international programs in environmental biology with concentration at the higher levels of biological organization (populations and ecosystems).
During 17 years at Washington State University, where I became Professor of Zoology in 1963, I taught introductory biology and zoology, general ecology, and terrestrial vertebrate ecology. My research was primarily on ecology and behavior of populations of large ungulates (pronghorn antelope, deer, elk, and bighorn sheep) in natural environments. Since 1956, I have concentrated on the kob antelope and vegetation change induced by elephants in Uganda.
Societies - American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow 1963)
Ecological Society of America
British Ecological Society
Society of Sigma Xi
The Wildlife Society
American Society of Mammalogists
Western Society of Naturalists
The Wilderness Society
Nature Conservancy
Fauna Preservation Society
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