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Donald Francis Bruning, American curator. Member American Ornithologist Union, Wilson Ornithologist Society (life), American Zoo Association (committee chairman 1980-1990).

Background

Bruning, Donald Francis was born on December 18, 1942 in Boulder, Colorado, United States. Son of Francis and Ilse (Behrman) Bruning.

Education

Bachelor, Colorado University, 1966. Master of Arts, Colorado University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Colorado University, 1974.

Career

Curatorial trainee, New York Zoological Society, Bronx, 1967-1969;assistant curator, New York Zoological Society, Bronx, 1969-1971;associate curator, New York Zoological Society, Bronx, 1971-1974;curator, New York Zoological Society, Bronx, 1974-1986;curator, department chairman ornithology, New York Zoological Society, Bronx, since 1986. Consultant United States Fish and Wildlife Superior vena cava syndrome. Board directors American Pheasant and Waterfowl Society.

Founding director Research and Conservation Foundation Papua, New Guinea. Director AAZPA, 1984-1987, legislation committee chairman, 1979-1984, conservation andmgmt. committee chairman, 1984-1990. Chairman International Union for Conservation of Nature/ICBP Parrot Specialist Group, 1987-1991.

Membership

Member American Ornithologist Union, Wilson Ornithologist Society (life), American Zoo Association (committee chairman 1980-1990).

Connections

Married Barbara Lee, August 23, 1969. Children: Heather, Cynthia, April.

father:
Francis Bruning

mother:
Ilse (Behrman) Bruning

spouse:
Barbara Lee

children:
Heather Bruning

Cynthia Bruning

April Bruning