Sherburne F. Cook, Jr. (Jerry) Science Program Coordinator


Born Newton, Mass., May 5, 1926./Moved to Berkeley, Cal. 1928./ Father, S.F., Sr., Springfield, Mass., Prof. Emeritus, Depts. Physiol. & Anthro., U.C., Berk.;/Mother, Ester V., Halifax, N.S., Can.;/ younger brother, Waldo S., Medical Director, Mendo- cino St. Hospital, Cal.;/younger brother, Stanton A., Prof. Biology, u. Oregon./Married Jean G. Wilmsen, Philadelphia, 1950;/3 children,

S.F., III 1951, Suzanne J. 1953, Elliott B. 1956.


U.C. Berkeley 1946, withdrew 1948./Candell Conservatory of Music, Oakland, Cal. 1948-51./UCB 1951-53; AB Zoology./MS, Vertebrate Zoology (Ecology) UCB 1956, under A.S. Leopold; research on the effects of fire on rodent populations./PhD Entomology (Insect Ecology), UCB 1961, under R.F. Smith; fields of emphasis: Insect Ecology, Forest Entomology, Insect Physiol., Plant Ecology, Vert. Zoology.

Work experience

1961-68. Research Director, Lake Co., Cal. In charge of ecological-limnological studies relative to gnat, algae, and related problems of Clear Lake. Research on trophic relationships between fishes, midges, algae, etc. Water quality studies; the kinetics

of nutrient energy in aquatic food chains; the successful introduction of the Mississippi silverside into Clear Lake for midge suppression and water quality enhancement; re- spiratory metabolism studies on midge larvae, entomostracans, and fish fry; other eco- logical and limnological work.

1968-70. Associate Specialist, Dept. Zoology, uc Davis. Worked with S.G. Herman and R.L. Rudd on pesticide dynamics in the aquatic food chains of Clear Lake.

1970-71. Research Dept., Mendocino State Hospital, Ukiah, Cal. In charge of animal colonies and experimental design. Research on teratological effects of mercury poisoning.

1971-72. Environmental consultant, bartender, substitute school teacher, legal representative taxpayers association, Assistant golf pro.

Additional work experience, interest, and expertise to varying degrees in natural sciences./Member of several prof. and conservation societies.

"Specialty" fields

Aquatic biology, population ecology, vertebrate zoology, fisheries and wildlife, entomology, limnology.

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