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Robert Melvin Ross

researcher , biology educator

Robert Melvin Ross, American biology educator, researcher. Served with United States Navy, 1971-1975. National Science Foundation travel grantee, 1985; Member American Ornithologists Union, Animal Behavior Society, American Society Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Alliance for Wetlands and Wildlife, Sigma Xi (secretary/treasurer Western Pennsylvania club 1985-1986, vice president 1986-1987, president 1987-1988).

Background

Ross, Robert Melvin was born on June 25, 1949 in Greenville, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Harold Seymour and Carol June (Eckley) R. Bachelor, Thiel College, 1971.

Education

Graduate teaching assistant University Hawaii, Honolulu, 1977-1980, assistant professor zoology, 1983, visiting summer professor zoology, 1987.

Career

Research assistant University Guam Marine Laboratory, Mangilao, 1975-1976. Graduate teaching assistant University Hawaii, Honolulu, 1977-1980, assistant professor zoology, 1983, visiting summer professor zoology, 1987. Resident scientist, Kaneohe, 1982.

Adjunct professor biology Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania, since 1984. Instructor marine life Sea-Trek Cruises, Kaneohe, 1980. County coordinator Pennsylvania Breeding Bird Atlas Project, Mercer County, since 1987.

Co-founder, secretary-treasurer Brucker Great Blue Heron Sanctuary, since 1986.

Membership

Served with United States Navy, 1971-1975. National Science Foundation travel grantee, 1985. Member American Ornithologists Union, Animal Behavior Society, American Society Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Alliance for Wetlands and Wildlife, Sigma Xi (secretary/treasurer Western Pennsylvania club 1985-1986, vice president 1986-1987, president 1987-1988).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Birdwatching, camping, skin diving.

Connections

father:
Harold Seymour Bachelor

mother:
Carol June (Eckley) R. Bachelor