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James L. Ingold, 1951 - 2018

Fern Davies

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Taken from a statement from Louisiana State University at Shreveport


James Larry Ingold (1951-2018)
Professor of Biological Sciences, LSUS, Hubert and Patricia Hervey Professor for the Museum of Life Sciences.


James L. Ingold was born in 1951 in Erie, Pennsylvania, and earned his bachelor’s degree in biology at Edinboro State College, Edinboro, Pennsylvania in 1973, his master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 1977 and his doctorate at the Miami University, Oxford, Ohio in 1984. A specialist in ornithology, Jim was a member of several societies and was elected a member of the American Ornithologists Union in 1998, and served as President of the Inland Bird Banding Association from 2006 to 2009. He was also a life member of the Association of Field Ornithologists and the Wilson Ornithological Society.


His wide-ranging interests included systematics, molecular studies and the breeding behavior and migration patterns of birds. During his career Jim published some thirty two research publications and made more than fifty presentations. His considerable reputation as a scientist engaged him in a large number of editorial and advisory activities. On the LSUS campus Jim served on a large number of committees, and participated in numerous community outreach activities.


This morning at approximately 4 o’clock Jim succumbed to the cancer that he had fought bravely for more than two years. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.


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