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Paul Austin Johnsgard

Paul Austin Johnsgard, American, British biologist, educator. Recipient Distinguished Teaching award, University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1968, Research and Creative Activity award, 1984, Mari Sandoz Literature award, Nebraska Library Association, 1984; J.S. Guggenheim fellow, 1970. Fellow: American Ornithological Union; member: Nebraska Ornithologists Union, Wilson Ornithological Society, Cooper Ornithological Society.

Background

  • Johnsgard, Paul Austin was born on June 28, 1931 in Fargo, North Dakota, United States. Son of Alfred Bernard and Yvonne Marguerite (Morgan) Johnsgard.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, North Dakota State University, 1953. Master of Science, Washington State University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1959.

      Postgraduate, Bristol University, 1959—1961.

    Career

    • Postdoctoral fellow Bristol University, England, 1959—1961. Instructor University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1961—1962, assistant professor, 1962—1963, associate professor, 1965—1968, professor biological science, 1968—1980, foundation professor biological science, since 1980.

    Works

    • A Guide to North American Waterfowl
    • Dust jacket notes: "This conveniently designed, compact book addresses the needs of waterfowl enthusiasts who want a source of ready identification of all the ducks, geese, and swans that breed in North America as well as some basic biological data not usually found in field guides.
    • The Pheasants of the World: Biology and Natural History
    • Among the most important of all bird groups, pheasants account for the most abundant domesticated species (the domestic fowl), the most extensively hunted upland game bird (the common pheasant), and some of the most spectacularly beautiful of all large birds (the giant argus).
    • Guide to North American Waterfowl (A Midland Book)
    • This conveniently designed, compact book addresses the needs of waterfowl enthusiasts who want a source of ready identification of all the ducks, geese, and swans that breed in North America as well as some basic biological data not usually found in field guides.
    • Prairie Children, Mountain Dreams
    • When a stegosaurus hatches from the "rock" that he brought back from Yellowstone Park, Jerry makes a bicycle trip back to the park to return the dinosaur to its volcanic home and meets a young Cheyenne Indian along the way.

    Religion

    Denomination: Unitarian

    Membership

    Fellow: American Ornithological Union. Member: Nebraska Ornithologists Union, Wilson Ornithological Society, Cooper Ornithological Society.

    Personality

    Interests

    Drawing, photography, sculpting.

    Connections

    • Married Lois Miriam Lampe, June 25, 1956. Children: Jay Erik, Scott Kenneth, Ann Yvonne, Karin Luisa.
    • father: Alfred Bernard Johnsgard
    • mother: Yvonne Marguerite (Morgan) Johnsgard
    • spouse: Lois Miriam Lampe
    • children: Jay Erik Johnsgard
    • Scott Kenneth Johnsgard
    • Ann Yvonne Johnsgard
    • Karin Luisa Johnsgard
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    Nationality
    • 1953
      North Dakota State University
    • 1956
      Washington State University
    • 1959
      Cornell University
    • 1959 - 1961
      Postdoctoral fellow, Bristol University
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1961 - 1962
      instructor, University Nebraska
      Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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