SIA Acc. 20-147, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Research Records, 1970-1996

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This accession consists of the research records of zoologist James Francis Lynch (1942-1998). In 1974, Lynch became 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 as well as internationally. This accession documents research on ants and other insects performed locally and in the Bahamas as well as salamander research in Mexico. This accession also documents the environmental studies programs in general at CBCES and a study of the farms on CBCES land. Materials include data sheets, data analysis documents, field notes, graphs, reports, correspondence, program documentation, and related materials. Some materials pre-date Lynch's tenure.


  • Lynch, James Francis 1942-
  • Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies


  • Electronic List in accession file.
  • Folder List in accession file.
  • For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1970
  • 1970-1996


  • Ants
  • Insects
  • Environmental sciences
  • Zoology
  • Salamanders
  • Zoologists
  • Research


  • Mexico
  • Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)
  • Bahamas


  • Field notes
  • Collection descriptions
  • Manuscripts

Local number

SIA Acc. 20-147

Physical description

1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)

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