BCR 150: John Kricher, The New Neotropical Companion

John Kricher is a Professor of Biology at Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts who teaches ecology, ornithology, and vertebrate evolution. His most recent book is The New Neotropical Companion (2017), a third edition, fully revised and full color throughout, much expanded iteration of Kricher’s now familiar handbook. What started out as “the little green book” of John’s highly successful book A Neotropical Companion

John has also written Tropical Ecology,(Princeton University Press 2011), now the leading textbook on the subject of global tropical ecology. He has authored The Balance of Nature: Ecology’s Enduring Myth(Princeton University Press 2009), and Galapagos: A Natural History(Princeton University Press 2006).  Other books include three North American ecology field guides (Eastern Forests, Rocky Mountain and Southwestern Forests, California and Pacific Northwest Forests) all part of the Peterson series.  The widely used previous edition of A Neotropical Companion was translated into Spanish through the Birders’ Exchange Program of the American Birding Association.  He has also produced three recorded lecture series, one on dinosaurs, one on ecology, and one on the biology of birds, all published by Modern Scholar. John is a Fellow in the American Ornithologists Union and has served as president of the Association of Field Ornithologists, president of the Wilson Ornithological Society. 

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  1. Kathleen on December 21, 2018 at 8:28 am

    Congratulation on your 150th show! Been listening since BirdCallsRadio started in 2011 all those years ago. Keep up the good work Mardi!

    • BirdCallsRadio on January 4, 2019 at 10:07 am

      Kathleen, Thank you for being such a loyal listener and supporter of the BCR community and your kind words and encouragement on our 150th show. Cheers, Mardi Dickinson.

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