Bulmer, Walter, 1942-

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Biographical History

Walter Bulmer was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on July 11, 1942. Bulmer earned his undergraduate degree in 1964 from Salem College in West Virginia. Bulmer attended the University of Arizona for a master’s degree in ornithology. Bulmer’s research on the life history of the red-faced warbler was the subject of his master’s thesis. This study was presented at the Cooper Ornithological Society’s annual meeting in 1966. After graduation, Bulmer accepted a position with the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey. In this position Bulmer banded about 20,000 seabirds, and collected and prepared specimens for the U.S. National Museum. Bulmer then entered into a doctoral program at the University of Connecticut under George Clark. During the summer of 1969, Bulmer returned to the Smithsonian to work on dissertation data collected during the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey. Bulmer accepted a teaching position at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale in 1969 where he taught biology, human anatomy and physiology, and vertebrate zoology for 40 years. Many of Bulmer’s local field trips have provided the data for Fairfax County’s environmental baseline studies. Bulmer's collections, housed at Northern Virginia Community College, have provided data for numerous publications on Virginia herps and mammals. Bulmer was elected to the Washington Biologists’ Field Club in 1998 and was elected secretary in 1999.

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BulmerWalter. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Website. Retrieved June 2011 from http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/resshow/perry/bios/BulmerWalter.htm

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Northern Virginia Community College: He taught at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale in the subjects of biology, human anatomy and physiology, and vertebrate zoology for 40 years.

Birth Date

1942

Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Biologists

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Personal name

Occupation

  • Biologists
  • Ornithologists