Kleen, Vernon M.

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Biographical History

Vernon Kleen was born in Nebraska in 1942, and moved to Maryland when he was in 8th grade. After achieving a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1965, Vernon spent two years in the Army after graduation, and then spent 18 months as a researcher with POBSP, contributing to an article on emperor geese with Roger Clapp. He entered graduate school at Southern Illinois University in 1969, achieving an M.A. in Zoology in 1973. Vernon worked for the Illinois Department of Conservation from 1972 until 2001, and has also been heavily involved with bird banding and educating others about birds.


Inland Bird Banding Association. (n.d.). Vernon Kleen, 2nd Term. Retrieved on August 1, 2016 from http://www.ibbainfo.org/vernon-kleen.html.

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