Schreiber, Ralph W.

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Biographical History

Ralph W. Schreiber (1942-1988) earned his B.A. from the College of Wooster, his M.S. from the University of Maine, and his Ph.D. from the University of South Florida. During 1966-1967, he conducted work as a Research Biologist with the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey. He was an ornithologist and curator of bird and mammals at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, along with his wife, Elizabeth Ann. Schreiber is the author of 6 books on birds including Maintenance behavior and communication in the brown pelican; Status and conservation of the world's seabirds; and Colonial bird use and plant succession on dredged material islands in Florida; Vol. I: Sea and wading bird colonies.


Ralph W. Schreiber is dead at 45; Bird expert was museum curator [Electronic version]. (1988, April 6). The New York Times. Retrieved on August 21, 2016 from

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