Title: Researcher Emeritus
Company: National Museum of Natural History
Location: Oakton, Virginia, United States
Alfred Gardner, PhD, researcher emeritus of the National Museum of Natural History, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in research.
With more than 45 years of professional experience, Dr. Gardner has been recognized as researcher emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History’s US Geological Survey since 2018. Prior to his retirement, he held a number of positions with the organization, including wildlife biologist and curator from 1996 to 2018, researcher from 1993 to 1996, and researcher and curator from 1973 to 1993. Earlier in his career, he was an assistant professor at Tulane University from 1972 to 1973 and with Louisiana State University in 1972.
Dr. Gardner first pursued an education with the University of Arizona, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1962. He continued his studies with the school, completing a Master of Science in 1965. He then joined Louisiana State University, earning a PhD in 1970.
Throughout his career, Dr. Gardner has been recognized for his contributions. The recipient of the Special Achievement Award from the National Biological Service, the US Department of the Interior Distinguished Service Award, and the Ticul Alvarez-Solórzano Award from the Asociacion Mexicana de Mastozoologia. The US Fish and Wildlife Service gave him multiple Special achievement Awards and an Outstanding Publication Award, and the American Society of Mammologists gave him the Jackson Award.
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