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Robert Hughes Mount

Robert Hughes Mount, American biologist, consultant. Dudley Beaumont fellow University Florida, 1959; recipient Environmental award Kelly Mosely Foundation, 1981, award Gopher Tortoise Council, 1986, Burks award Alabama Conservancy, 1988.


  • Mount, Robert Hughes was born on December 25, 1931 in Lewisburg, Tennessee, United States. Son of Logan McKnight and Frances (Hughes) Mount.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Fisheries Management, Auburn University, 1954. Master of Science in Entomology, Auburn University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology, University Florida, 1961.


    • Assistant professor department biology University Montevallo, Alabama, 1961-1964, associate professor, 1964-1966. Associate professor department zoology and entomology Auburn (Alabama) University, 1966-1972, professor zoology and wildlife science department, 1972-1987, professor emeritus, since 1987. Biological consultant Auburn, since 1987.


    • Author: Reptiles and Amphibians of Alabama, 1975. Editor: Vertebrate Wildlife of Alabama, 1984, Vertebrate Animals of Alabama in Need of Special Attention, 1986.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Board directors Alabama Conservancy, Brimingham, 1968-1974, 84-91, senior vice president, 1969-1970, acting. president, 1970-1971. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1956-1958, Korea. Member Society Study Amphibians and Reptiles, Loakapoka Ruritans, Alabama Pouch Attachment Ladder System (board directors 1988-1991).


    • Married Jane Douglass. Children: Robert Hughes Junior, Mary Frances.
    • father: Logan McKnight Mount
    • mother: Frances (Hughes) Mount
    • spouse: Jane Douglass
    • children: Robert Hughes Junior Mount
    • Mary Frances Mount
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    Born December 25, 1931
    • 1954
      Auburn University
    • 1956
      Auburn University
    • 1961
      University Florida
    • 1961 - 1964
      Assistant, professor department biology University Montevallo
      Alabama, United States
    • 1987
      biological consultant, Auburn
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