FOLKERTS, GEORGE WILLIAM, 1938-2007

Zoologist; University professor. Born– November 26, 1938, Beardstown, Ill. Parents– George C. and Mathilda (Schuette) Folkerts. Married– Denise Millare, June 12, 1965. Children– Three. Education– Southern Illinois University, B.A., 1961; M.A., 1963; Auburn, Ph.D., 1968. Taught at Clemson University, 1968-1969; Auburn University, 1969-2007. Served as a consultant to several environmental organizations. Member of the Society for the Study of Organic Evolution, Society of Systematic Zoology, Herpetologist’s League, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Alabama Conservancy, and Sigma Xi. Received many teaching awards; had several native species named in his honor.¬† Died December 14, 2007.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online

Joint_Publication(s):

Environmental Problems. Dubuque, Iowa; W. C. Brown, 1973.

Okefenokee. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2001.