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Ecologist

James Westvick Thorsell, Canadian ecologist. Fellow Royal Geography Society.

Background

Thorsell, James Westvick was born on December 5, 1940 in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada. Son of Arnold E. and Irene (Westvick) Thorsell.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1962. Master of Arts, University Western Ontario, London, Canada, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 1971.

Career

Planner Parks Canada, 1966-1968. Private consultant Banff, Canada, 1971-1976. Assistant professor University Alberta, Edmonton, 1977-1979.

Planner Kenya Wildlife Department, 1979-1981. Senior lecturer College African Wildlife Management, Tanzania, 1982-1983. Head natural heritage, senior advisor International Union for Conservation Nature & Natural Resources, Switzerland, since 1984.

Instructor Banff Center, 1971-1975. Vice president Storm Mount Lodge Ltd., 1975-1979. Consultant East-West Center, Hawaii, 1984.

Board member Seychelles Islands Foundation, since 1992. Consultant in field.

Membership

Fellow Royal Geography Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Skiing, hunting, horses, photography, hiking.

Connections

father:
Arnold E. Thorsell

mother:
Irene (Westvick) Thorsell