I am currently a teacher at Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Walnut Creek, California.
My education includes a B.S. in Environmental and Systematic Biology, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. I have also done graduate work at Mississippi State University (ornithology and entomology) & New Mexico State University (ornithology). I have worked for the California Dept of Fish and Game, the USFWS (Biological Survey - now part of USGS) among other places.
My primary interest is in speciation, especially species "flocks", their formation and maintenance. I am also keenly interested in biogeography and the biodiversity of California. My strength is in information synthesis.
I am a (near) lifelong aquarist and occasional gardener with a strong interest in succulents.
In addition to having loads of fun and generally helping in my small way to improve the content of EoL, I have an interest in developing finding-aids for teachers, interpreter naturalists, and other non-specialists.
I am also interested in paleontology. So I can play with that in a similar vein to EOL, I've started a Dinosauria Lifedesk.
- Full name
- Robert Hole, Jr
- I am
- an enthusiast, an educator, a citizen scientist, a professional scientist
- Curator level
- Full Curator
In addition to the information in the About Me section, I have coauthored a couple peer reviewed papers.
Banks, R. C. and R. Hole, Jr. 1993. W. T. March's birds collected in Jamaica. Bulletin of the Gosse Bird Club, Kingston, Jamaica, no. 60: 7-8.
Banks, R. C. and R. Hole, Jr. 1991. Taxonomic review of the Mangrove Cuckoo, Coccyzus minor (Gmelin). Caribbean J. of Science 27:54-62.
- Curation scope
- Ornithology, general zoology, fauna of California