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"In Memory of Dr. Roger Sharpe," from Nebraska Bird Review (December 2004) 72(4).


Copyright 2004, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. Used by permission.


In Memory of Dr. Roger Sharpe

Nebraska Ornithologists' Union member, author and educator Roger Sharpe passed away on June 27, 2003. He is survived by his wife Beverly, three daughters and one son.

Dr. Sharpe was born on March 31, 1941. His Ph.D. was in Vertebrate Zoology from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He was an instructor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha from 1968 until his retirement in 2000. He was a professor of ornithology, environmental biology and conservation biology, and he began and continued to coordinate the Environmental Studies Program there.

Dr. Sharpe also originated an exchange program with Charles University in Prague, Czechoslovakia, for both faculty and students. He was part of a team of scientists assembled to help combat pollution in Czechoslovakia.