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Dr. Allan Chaney (1923-2009)
Institution(s) / Organization(s):
Dr. Allan H. Chaney was professor emeritus of biology at Texas A&M University–Kingsville, has conducted numerous herpetological (including work critical to the preservation of endangered sea turtles) and ornithological surveys for the Padre Island National Seashore since the 1960s.
Dr. Chaney, a South Texas legend in zoology, has taught and advised students in biology, ecology, natural resources, and both terrestrial and aquatic environments. Among other endeavors, Dr. Chaney and several of his students were the first to conduct a comprehensive underwater study at Seven and One Half Fathom Reef off Padre Island, Texas. He and Dr. Ernest Liner have spent years conducting surveys of the herpetological fauna of the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
The following papers were cited in the Biota of the Gulf of Mexico book and BioGoMx database:
Felder, D. L., and A. H. Chaney. 1979. Decapod crustacean fauna of Seven and One-Half Fathom Reef, Texas: species composition, abundance and species diversity. Contributions in Marine Science 22: 1–29.
Tunnell, J. W., Jr., and A. H. Chaney. 1970. A checklist of the mollusks of Seven and One-Half Fathom Reef, northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Contributions in Marine Science 15: 193–203.
Ph.D. Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.
Area of Expertise / Interest:
Invertebrate and Vertebrate Natural History
Preferred Language: English
Links to Projects or Publications:
Keywords: Herpetology, Sea turtle, Ornithology, Survey, Terrestrial, Aquatic, Zoology, Natural resource, Deceased, Gulf of Mexico biota researcher, Mollusks
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