Lynch, James Francis, 1942-

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Biographical History

James Francis Lynch (1942-1998) was a zoologist who was the first staff scientist at the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies (CBCES) which was renamed the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in 1985. Lynch administered or participated in several projects conducted on the Center's property and the surrounding Chesapeake region to collect and analyze data regarding insects (especially ants), birds, roadkill, and other terrestrial animals. He also conducted bird, ant, and amphibian research internationally and his bird netting and banding projects in the Yucatan (Yucatán), in Australia, and at the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya are particularly well documented in this collection.

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