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1999

JULIA KREBS NAMED FMU DEPARTMENT CHAIR/FMU'S KNOWLES IS PUBLISHED

 FLORENCE – Julia Krebs, professor of biology, has been named the chairman of the FMU Biology Department.  Krebs, a noted ornithologist and cellist, has been at FMU as a biology professor since 1977.

Krebs holds her Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in zoology from the University of Georgia and her M.Ed. degree in Education from Boston College. 

After completing her undergraduate work, Krebs taught two years in Malaysia with the Peace Corps.  She has been at FMU since 1977 and was selected as the 1985-86 FMU Distinguished Professor.

“Dr. Krebs has a long history of distinguished service to the university,” James H. Von Frank, School of Arts and Sciences dean said.  “She has, along with the rest of the faculty, developed one of the finest biology programs in the southeast.”

 

  FLORENCE – Travis Knowles, Francis Marion University instructor of biology, is co-author of “The Distribution and Ecology of the Northern Flying Squirrel, Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus, in the Southern Appalachians,” published by the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

The paper summarizes a five-year study of population characteristics, habitat, food habits, and radiotelemetric studies of the squirrel, which was listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1985.  In addition, his article, re-titled  “Twilight on Bald Mountain” appeared in the March-April 1999 issue of The Sciences magazine.

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Last Published: June 24, 2004 9:18 AM
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