John Kricher

John Kricher – Speciation in Neotropical Passerines

Field problem presented: Michael Schindlinger – Listening to the Amazon

Dr. John Kricher is professor of biology at Wheaton College where he has served on the faculty for nearly forty years. He received his B.A. from Temple University and his PhD from Rutgers. In addition to Nuttall, he is a member of a number of professional and amateur ornithological organizations. He has served as president of the Nuttall Club, the Wilson Ornithological Society and the Association of Field Ornithologists. He currently serves on the board of directors of the American Birding Association and is chairman of its publications committee. Previously he served on the boards of the New Jersey Audubon Society and the Manomet Center.

He has authored numerous popular articles and scientific papers on ecology, evolutionary biology and ornithology. His books include several titles in the Peterson Field Guide series, a recent book concerning the natural history of the Galapagos Islands and his seminal work, A Neotropical Companion which has become essential reading for field biologists, conservationists, birders and travelers who wish to gain insight into the ecology and wildlife of the American tropics.

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