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Graham Chester Hickman

Graham Chester Hickman, American biology professor, researcher. Achievements include research on convergence and divergence of subterranean mammals. Research grantee Foundation Research and Development, 1976-1990, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund grantee American Museum Natural History, 1977, grantee Rachal Foundation, 1996-1997.


  • Hickman, Graham Chester was born on September 21, 1944 in Caerphilly, Glamorgan, Wales. Came to the United States, 1946. Son of Harold Chester and Rita Hickman.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Union College, 1964. Bachelor, Rutgers University, Newark, 1966. Master of Arts, University South Florida, 1969.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Texas Tech University, 1974.


    • Part-time instructor Texas Tech University, Lubbock, 1970-1974. Professor biology University Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 1975-1990, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University (formerly Corpus Christi State University), Corpus Christi, since 1991. Committee person Nueces County Beach Ecology Subcommittee, Corpus Christi, 1992-1995.

      Advisor Corpus Christi Zoo, since 1996.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research on convergence and divergence of subterranean mammals.


    • Author: (slide series) Subterranean Mammals, 1986. Contributing author: Evolution of Subterranean Mammals at the Molecular and Organismal Levels, 1990. Editor: A Field Guide to Ward Island, 1995, A World Guide to Bird Guides, 1998.

      Contributor articles to professional journals, and photographs to various publications.


    Member bird hazard committee City of Corpus Christi, 1991-1993. Member American Society Mammalogists (life, member mammal slide library committee 1977-1984), Texas Society Mammalogists, International Union for Conservation of Nature (member species survival committee 1990-1906), Southwestern Association Naturalists, Beta Beta Beta.


    • Married Susan Mary Snyder, May 10, 1974. Children: Lara Elizabeth, John Michael.
    • father: Harold Chester
    • mother: Rita Hickman
    • spouse: Susan Mary Snyder
    • children: Lara Elizabeth Hickman
    • John Michael Hickman
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    Born September 21, 1944
    (age 73)
    • 1964
      Union College
    • 1966
      Rutgers University
    • 1969
      University South Florida
    • 1974
      Texas Tech University
    • 1970 - 1974
      Part-time instructor, Texas Tech University
      Lubbock, Texas, United States
    • 1975 - 1990
      professor, biology University Natal
      Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    • 1991
      professor, biology University Natal
      Corpus Christi, Texas, United States