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educator , photographer , wildlife tour executive

Douglas Taylor Cheeseman,, American wildlife tour executive, photographer, educator. Certified secondary teacher, California. Recipient Outstanding Service and Teacher award, President's award De Anza College, 1988, National Leadership award University Texas, Austin, 1989; National Science Foundation fellow, 1969, 71; NEDA Title III grantee, 1970.


Cheeseman,, Douglas Taylor was born on July 16, 1937 in Honolulu. Son of Douglas Taylor Cheeseman and Myra Bettencourt.


Bachelor, San Jose (California) State University, 1959;Master of Arts, San Jose (California) State University, 1964.


Naturalist, Crater Lake (Oregon) National Park, summers 1959-1960;teacher biology, Woodside High School, Redwood City, California, 1961-1965;teaching assistant, U. Colorado, Boulder, 1966-1967;professor biology, De Anza College, Cupertino, California, since 1967;director environmental study area, De Anza College, Cupertino, California, since 1970;director Student Ecology Research Laboratory, De Anza College, Cupertino, California, since 1990;president, Cheeseman's Ecology Safaris, Saratoga, California, since 1981. Instructor wildlife and natural history photography, Saratoga, since 1984. Research cooperator Fish and Wilflife Svc., since 1972, guest lecturer numerous conservation groups, Northern California, since 1978.

Speaker on rainforest destruction, zone depletion, global warming. Participant, speaker to save planet. Speaker California Academy Antarctic Ecology, American Academy African Birds, 1996.

Expedition leader Sengey Vavilov, Antarctic, 1994. Active in saving floraand fauna in third world. Expedition leader, Antarctica, 1996, ship AllaTarasova, 1996.

Expedition leader in Antarctic.


  • Certified secondary teacher, California.


  • Other Work

    • Photographs represented in books and on calendars.


Member Ecological Society of America, American Ornithologists Union, American Society Mammalogists, British Trust Ornitology, British Ornithologists Union, AfricanWildlife Society, Marine Mammal Society (founding), California Native Plants Society, Bay Area Bird Photographers (co-founder), Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society (board directors, vice president, program chairman since 1983), Cooper Society.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: wildlife research and photography, lecturing on rainforest conservation, studying natural ecosystems, birding.


Married Gail Macomber, April 7, 1963. Children: Rosie M., Ted F.

Douglas Taylor Cheeseman

Myra Bettencourt

Gail Macomber

Rosie M. Cheeseman,

Ted F. Cheeseman,