Robert John Little, PhD

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Title: Botanist, President
Company: Sycamore Environmental Consultants Inc.
Location: Sacramento, California, United States

Robert Little, Botanist and President at Sycamore Environmental Consultants Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of botanical science.

As a student, Dr. Little earned a Bachelor of Science in botany from the University of Utah in 1968. From 1968 to 1972, he served in the United States Navy as a commissioned officer and received an honorable discharge. He continued his education at California State University Fullerton, earning a Master of Arts in biology in 1977, and transitioned to Claremont Graduate School, where he earned a PhD in botany in 1980. He received an instructor credential in biological and botanical sciences from California Community Colleges in 1979. From 1977 to 1980, while studying for his doctorate, Dr. Little worked as an instructor of biology at Saddleback College, and as a botany lecturer at his alma mater, California State University Fullerton. In 1980, he started as the director of environmental services at Envirosphere Co., where he went on to work for more than a decade, until 1991.

After leaving his position at Envirosphere Co., Dr. Little transitioned to a role as president of Sycamore Environmental Consultants Inc. and continues to work there to this day. For more than 20 years, he was a certified arborist for the International Society of Arboriculture, and he has written a variety of published works. Dr. Little co-authored a botanical dictionary in 1980 and co-edited the Handbook of Experimental Pollination Biology in 1983. Since 2012, he has been a certified senior ecologist with the Ecological Society of America, and from 1975 to 1977, he was the recipient of a research grant from the Audubon Society. Dr. Little is a member of many professional organizations, including the Botanical Society of America, the American Society of Plant Taxonomists, the Ecological Society of America, the California Native Plant Society and the California Invasive Plant Council, among others. His stature, experience, and success solidify Dr. Little as an elite professional in the field of botanical science.

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