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Inventory to the James F. Lynch field notes
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Description
The James F. Lynch field notes include catalogues, journals, and species accounts. These field notes detail the collecting activities of James F. Lynch from 1966-1984.
Background
James Francis Lynch was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1942. After graduating from Harvard College in 1964 with a Bachelor of Arts in geology, he headed to the University of California at Berkeley to pursue a PhD in the same discipline. Two years later, however, Lynch decided to switch his degree focus to zoology, ultimately earning his PhD from Berkeley in 1974 with his dissertation, Ontogenetic and geographic variation in the morphology and ecology of the black salamander (Aneides flavipunctatus). Lynch was then hired in 1974 as the first staff scientist at the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies, now the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, in Maryland. Lynch continued to work for the Smithsonian as a researcher for the next 24 years, eventually producing over 60 scientific publications. His work included more than three decades of extensive conservation research in Central America and Mexico. After a long battle with cancer, Lynch passed away on March 26, 1998.
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9.0 Volumes
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Copyright restrictions may apply. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted to the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives in writing for approval. Please contact the Museum Archivist for further information.
Availability
The collection is open for research.