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The Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists

Vol. 43, No. 4
December 2012
Western Field Ornithologists

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Robert W. Dickerman: A Brief Introduction
Andrew B. Johnson

It is my greatest pleasure that I have the opportunity to introduce Dr. Robert W. Dickerman. The year 2011 marked the beginning of the seventh decade of Bob’s career as a publishing author, and it is fitting that Western Field Ornithologists publish an issue of Western Birds to honor his contribution to biology. Although I and most others know him as a specimen-based ornithologist par excellence, Bob has also made lasting contributions in mammalogy, animal behavior, and human health. In order to celebrate his remarkable career thus far, the editors of Western Birds have solicited from Bob’s friends and colleagues manuscripts on subjects of interest to Bob. Those papers constitute the festschrift you see before you. We hope Bob approves.

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