J. Michael Scott

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J. Michael Scott
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Country Colombia
Years: 1963-1965
Site(s) Bogota
Region(s) Cundinamarca
J. Scott started in Colombia 1963
J. Michael Scott
Region: Cundinamarca
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Dr. J. Michael Scott, a scientist and environmentalist, was born in 1941 in San Diego, California.

A graduate of San Diego's Helix High School, Dr. Scott earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in marine biology from San Diego State University and a doctorate in ornithology from Oregon State University. Currently he is a senior scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey, a leader with the Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research and a professor of Fish and Wildlife Resources at the University of Idaho.[1]

In the mid 1960s, in between earning his master's degree and doctorate, Dr. Scott joined the Peace Corps and served a two-year stint in Bogotá, Columbia, where he founded a museum. In 2006, Dr. Scott received the U.S. Department of Interior’s Distinguished Service Award, [2] the highest award given to a career employee for a lifetime of service. Also, his professional accomplishments have been recognized by the Society for Conservation Biology with both the Distinguished Achievement Award and the Edward T. La Roe III Memorial Award. He received a Twentieth Century Environmental Achiever Award at the Ninth Lukac's Symposium.[3]

From 1974 to 1984, Dr. Scott served as a research biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Mauna Loa Field Station in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It was his first assignment with the U.S. Department of Interior. From 1984 to 1986, he served as project leader of the California Condor Research Center in Ventura. In 1986 he was appointed to his current position as leader of the Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in Moscow, Idaho. In addition, he is a professor in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at the University of Idaho, where he pioneered the Gap Analysis Program and served as program leader from 1989 to 1997.[4].

Dr. Scott is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Ornithologists' Union. He received the American Ornithologist’s Union 2006 Conservation Award,[5] an International award presented for extraordinary scientific contributions to the conservation, restoration, or preservation of birds and their habitats by an individual. Dr. Scott is a past President of both The Cooper Ornithological Society[6] and the Pacific Seabird Group,[7] and has served on the boards of a number of professional societies and the science advisory boards of several non-profit conservation organizations.[8]

Dr. Scott is the son of Eileen Rose Busby,[9] an author, and James (Jim) Scott, a Senior Olympics winner who helped pioneer and develop the game of racquetball. He is the grandson of California artist Esther Rose, the nephew of the late Russian Orthodox Hieromonk Seraphim Rose and sister of true crime author Cathy Scott.

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