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About James E Bird

I joined the Science and Engineering Center in September of 1993. Prior to coming to the University of Maine, I was the life sciences and agricultural reference librarian at University of Maryland, College Park. I hold a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside and a M.L.S. from Simmons College, Boston. I have held positions at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Center for Long Term Research, now known as Ocean Alliance, in Lincoln, MA. I have a number of years experience studying various species and populations of marine mammals. Much of this work was done for the Minerals Management Service to assess the effects of offshore oil and gas exploration and development on marine mammal migratory and feeding behavior. This work was done through contracts with LGL Limited and Bolt, Berenak, and Newman, now BBN Technologies.
I am liaison and provide library instruction for and select materials in: Biological and Ecological Sciences; Food Science and Human Nutrition; Forestry; Earth Sciences; Marine Sciences; Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences; Resource Economics and Policy; and Wildlife Ecology.


Present Department Head, Science & Engineering Center, Fogler Library, University of Maine

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marine mammal literature review (3)

marine mammals and noise (2)

marine mammal acoustics (2)

marine mammal literature database (1)

bird ecology (1)

Library Science (5)