LAUGHRIN, Lyndal Lee

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Lyndal Laughrin
Left to right: Bob Hansen, employee of The Nature Conservancy (left),with Lyndal Laughrin, Santa Cruz Island Reserve, during the transition ceremony turning the island over to TNC, 1988.
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Marla Daily, Joe Walsh and Lyndal Laughrin on Santa Cruz Island.
Left to right: Margaret Thatcher shaking hands with Lyndal Laughrin; Jim Sulentich and Steve Junak, 1991.

LAUGHRIN, Lyndal Lee (b. 1943), biologist and resident manager for the University of California Santa Cruz Island Reserve (1968-2018). He completed his PhD at U.C.S.B. and is a foremost authority on island foxes. Lyndal is member #5 of the All Eight Club. When he retired, he was hired back for several more years. In 2019 the Reserve system hired Jay Reti as the new U.C. Santa Cruz Island Reserve Director.

Laughrin, Lyndal The island fox: a field study of its behavior and ecology. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California Santa Barbara, 1977. 83 pages.

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Oral History Interview with Dr. Lyndal Laughrin Pdficon small 2.gif

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NPR Radio interview with Lyndal Laughrin, Rob Klinger and Ed Cassano, June 24, 1997 at Coches Prietos, Santa Cruz Island

Lyndal Laughrin and the Santa Cruz Island Reserve



Island Collections~
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Cruz Island Lyndal Laughrin YPM November 19, 1967 YPM-012835 Urocyon littoralis santacruzae Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Lyndal Laughrin YPM November 19, 1967 YPM-012836 Urocyon littoralis santacruzae Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Lyndal Laughrin YPM November 19, 1967 YPM-014390 Urocyon littoralis santacruzae Mammals
Santa Cruz Island Lyndal Laughrin YPM November 19, 1967 YPM-014391 Urocyon littoralis santacruzae Mammals