Robert C. Stebbins Dies

Robert C. Stebbins Dies at 98

Robert StebbinsBest known for A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, a book I find indispensable, Robert Stebbins was a renown specialist who believed that direct observation of nature out-of-doors was as important as laboratory research. He was also concerned for the welfare of his subjects.  He recognized that amphibian and reptile decline was a symptom of rampant human population growth.

Interest in wildlife preservation cannot be separated from concern with efforts to limit human population growth (Robert C. Stebbins, 1966:  21).

Read more about Stebbins here.

Stebbins, Robert C.  1966.  A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians.  Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 279 p.

2 thoughts on “Robert C. Stebbins Dies

  1. I think Stebbins is like many other naturalists who don’t make a big splash because they spend most of their time studying their subjects. It is interesting that Stebbins’ book is still the standard field manual after almost 50 years!



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