Oliver Payne Pearson

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Birthday
21, 1915
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Mar 4, 2003 (87)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
21, 1915
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Mar 4, 2003 (87)

About

Renowned zoologist and ecologist remembered for his research on vole populations as well as the biology of mammals found in South America. He served as a professor of zoology at UC Berkley and the curator of mammals at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology.

Before Fame

He was born in Philadelphia and earned his PhD from Harvard University in 1947.

Trivia

The following rodent species were named after him: pearsonomys, ctenomys pearsoni and andalgalomys pearsoni.

Family Life

He married Anita Kelley, with whom he had four children, in 1948.

Associated With

He and polar bear expert Steve Amstrup are both famous American zoologists.