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behavioral ecologist

Christopher John Whelan, American Behavioral ecologist. Achievements include establishment of role of forest birds as effective biological control of herbivorous insects. Recipient Frank Chapman Memorial Fund award American Museum Natural History, 1983, 91. Member American Ornithologists Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, Society Conservation Biology, Natural Areas Association.

Background

Whelan, Christopher John was born on November 3, 1958 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Patrick Joseph and Madeline (Endrich) Whelan.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin, 1982; Doctor of Philosophy, Dartmouth College, 1987.

Career

Research associate, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1987-1988; behavioral ecologist, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois, since 1989; adjunct assistant professor biology, University of Illinois, Chicago, since 1991. Consultant Fermi National Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois, since 1990.

Achievements

  • Achievements include establishment of role of forest birds as effective biological control of herbivorous insects.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Natural Areas Journal, since 1990. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member American Ornithologists Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, Society Conservation Biology, Natural Areas Association.

Connections

father:
Patrick Joseph Whelan

mother:
Madeline (Endrich) Whelan