Renowned Service ornithologist Chandler Robbins died March 20. He was 98. Born July 17, 1918, in Boston, Robbins devoted his life to birds, their study and protection.
He graduated from Harvard with a degree in physics and began teaching math and science in Vermont. Robbins then joined the Service in 1945 as a junior biologist at Patuxent Research Refuge, where he engaged in early research on the effects of DDT and had his papers edited by his colleague Rachel Carson. — more from US FWS …
- National Audubon Society, In Memory of Chandler S. Robbins, 21 Mar 2017, http://www.audubon.org/news/in-memory-chandler-s-robbins
- Darryl Fears, This humble scientist, a ‘national treasure,’ showed us how to understand birds, Washington Post, 24 Mar 2017, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2017/03/24/this-humble-scientist-a-national-treasure-showed-us-how-to-understand-birds/
- Dylan Brown, E&E News reporter, Pioneering federal ornithologist dies at 98, 22 Mar 2017, http://www.eenews.net/greenwire/2017/03/22/stories/1060051892
- Chandler Robbins, Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandler_Robbins
- Emily Langer, Chandler Robbins, friend to birds and birdwatchers, dies at 98, Washington Post, 23 Mar 2017, https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/chandler-robbins-friend-to-birds-and-birdwatchers-dies-at-98/2017/03/23/d7c331b0-0f44-11e7-9b0d-d27c98455440_story.html?utm_term=.b4c764d665cf
- Renowned FWS Ornithologist Chandler Robbins Dies, US FWS, 21 Mar 2017, https://www.fws.gov/news/blog/index.cfm/2017/3/21/Renowned-FWS-Ornithologist-Chandler-Robbins-Dies