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Biologist , Ecologist , limnologist

Charles William Heckman, American biologist, ecologist, limnologist. Scholar New York State Regents, Manhattan College, 1959-1963, St. John's University, 1969-1970, 72-73, Arnold Air Society scholar Manhattan College, 1962.


Heckman, Charles William was born on August 23, 1941 in Brooklyn. Son of Charles Gerard and Ruth (Horie) Heckman.


Bachelor of Science, Manhattan College, Riverdale, 1963. Master of Science, St. John's University, Jamaica, 1973. Doctor, University Hamburg, Germany, 1979.

Habilitation, University Hamburg, Germany, 1988.


Research scientist Institut für Hydrobiologie & Fischereiwissenschaft, Hamburg, 1978-1981, researcher, 1981-1987. Self employed, 1987-1990. Member Projeto Ecologia do Pantanal University Federal de Mato Grosso, 1990-1995.

Private dozent independent research, 1995-1998. Member research project on salmon migration United States Forest Service, 1998—1999. Self employed, since 1999.

Member editorial staff Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, since 1995, Life Sciences Advances, 1983-1990. Lector for the book series: Freshwater Fishes of Europe. Supervisor Brazilian degree candidates (Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy), since 1991.



Captain United States Air Force, Southeast Asia, 1964-1968, Washington coordinator, Veterans Voting Block, since 2001. Member Sociedade Brasileira de Limnologia, Freshwater Biological Association, Vietnam Veterans of American (life).


  • Other Interests

    Coin collecting/numismatics, veterans rights, translations, Judo.


Married Wai-Yuen Sylvia Woo, August 31, 1974. Children: Charles, Sylvia, Francis.

Charles Gerard Heckman

Ruth (Horie) Heckman

Wai-Yuen Sylvia Woo

Charles Heckman

Sylvia Heckman

Francis Heckman