JOHNSON, Ned Keith

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JOHNSON, Ned Keith (1932-2003), Nevada-born ornithologist who received his Ph.D under the mentorship of Alden H. Miller in 1961, and immediately upon receiving his PhD he assumed the position of Assistant Professor and Curator of Birds at Berkeley. When Johnson was still an undergraduate at the University of Nevada-Reno, he impressed Miller with his knowledge of western North American birds and by his extensive experience with collecting and preparing bird specimens. Although Johnson studied birds throughout North, Central and South America, his primary interest was variation, speciation and evolution of birds in Western North America. He published his first paper on birds in 1949, at age 17. His scientific writings grew into an impressive collection of 125 publications. In addition to being a renowned ornithologist, Johnson taught the famous Vertebrate Natural History course at Berkeley for 43 years. He died of cancer at age 70.


[original in SCIF archives]





SANTA CATALINA ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Catalina Island Ned K. Johnson]] MVZ April 14, 1967 MVZ-1500-observation Mimus polyglottos leucopterus Bird
Santa Catalina Island Ned K. Johnson]] MVZ April 14, 1967 MVZ-1503-observation Mimus polyglottos leucopterus Bird


SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Cruz Island Ned K. Johnson MVZ May 18, 1967 MVZ-593-observation Mimus polyglottos leucopterus Bird