Thor Hanson (biologist)

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Thor Hanson is an American conservation biologist and author. Hanson has published five books for general audiences and one children's book. He has also contributed to a range of periodicals and other media, including the PBS program, American Spring LIVE. [1]



Hanson received a bachelor's degree from the University of Redlands, a master's degree from the University of Vermont, and a Ph.D. from the University of Idaho. [2] In the 1990s, Hanson worked as a volunteer for the U.S. Peace Corps in Uganda and managed a tourism project regarding brown bears for the U.S. Forest Service. [2] Outside of writing for general audiences, Hanson has also published "technical research on such topics as the ecology of tropical trees, forest fragmentation and its impact on bird nest predation, the impact that warfare can have on biodiversity hotspots, and the behaviour of Neotropical monkeys and birds." [3] Hanson is a Guggenheim Fellow, and in 1998, he also received the Switzer Environmental Fellowship. [2] [4]

Personal life

Hanson lives in the U.S. state of Washington with his wife and son. [2] [4]



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