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James L. Gould

James L. Gould, American biology professor. Achievements include research in animal behavior.


  • Gould, James L. was born on July 31, 1945 in Tulsa. Son of James L. and Doris Mae (Frazier) Gould.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, California Institute of Technology, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Rockefeller University, 1975.


    • Assistant professor Princeton University, New Jersey, 1975-1980, associate professor, 1980-1984, professor biology, since 1984. With United States Army, 1967-1968.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in animal behavior.


    • The Biology of the Honey Bee
    • From ancient cave paintings of honey bee nests to modern science's richly diversified investigation of honey bee biology and its applications, the human imagination has long been captivated by the mysterious and highly sophisticated behavior of this paragon among insect societies.
    • The Honey Bee (Scientific American Library)
    • This introductory text explains how the honey-bee can make complicated food decisions, navigate with precision, memorize the characteristics of flowers harvested, communicate through intricate dances and even formulate plans and create mental maps.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    • Married Carol Holly Grant, June 6, 1970. Children: Grant Frazier, Clare Holly.
    • father: James L. Gould
    • mother: Doris Mae (Frazier) Gould
    • spouse: Carol Holly Grant
    • children: Grant Frazier Gould
    • Clare Holly Gould
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    Born July 31, 1945
    (age 72)
    • 1970
      California Institute of Technology
    • 1975
      Rockefeller University
    • 1975 - 1980
      Assistant, professor Princeton University
      New Jersey, United States