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Bruce D. Patterson, Panamanian curator. Grantee National Science Foundation, 1981-1992, National Geographic Society, 1983-1984, MacArthur Foundation, 1995, American Philosophical Society, 1983-1984, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 1982.


Patterson, Bruce D. was born on August 18, 1952 in Coco Solo, Canal Zone, Panama. Came to the United States, 1954.


Bachelor of Science, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, 1974; Master of Science, New Mexico State University, 1978; Doctor of Philosophy, New Mexico State University, 1981.


Assistant curator, Field Museum Natural History, Chicago, 1981-1985; associate curator, Field Museum Natural History, Chicago, 1985-1992; head division mammals, Field Museum Natural History, Chicago, since 1986; curator, Field Museum Natural History, Chicago, 1992-1996; MacArthur Curator of Zoology, Field Museum Natural History, Chicago, since 1996. Lecturer Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1984-1985. Member commission on evolutionary biology University of Chicago, since 1985.

Adjunct Professor University of Illinois, Chicago, since 1988, Northern Illinois U., DeKalb, since 1989, associate professor National U. May. San Marcos, Lima, Peru, since 1991.


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  • Other Work

    • Editor: Island Biogeography of Mammals, 1986, Studies in Neotropical Mammalogy, 1987, Natural Change and Human Impact in Madagascar, 1997. Editor reviews Journal Mammalogy, 1991-1994. Editorial board Biodiversity Letters, since 1992.

      Associate editor Mastozoologia Neotropical.


Fellow Linnean Society London. Member American Society Mammalogists (life, director), Society for Study of Evolution (life), Society Conservation Biology (life), Society for Study of Mammalian Evolution (president).


Son of Barbara Ann Harney, June 2, 1990.

Barbara Ann Harney Patterson