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Dr. Robert C. Stebbins: Happy Birthday

March 31st is California’s esteemed herpetologist Dr. Robert C. Stebbins‘ birthday. Dr. Stebbins passed away last year on September 23, 2013, at the age of 98. Whether you knew him in person or were an admirer from afar – even if only through the pages of his trusty field guides – this is as good a time as any to remember him not only for his great accomplishments, but also his kindness.

Robert C. Stebbins, Kensington Residence Studio, 2004                  Museum of Vertebrate Zooology, UC Berkeley

Robert C. Stebbins, Kensington Residence Studio, 2004 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley (by Charles W. Brown)

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In Memorium: Robert C. Stebbins *UPDATE*

Robert Cyril Stebbins, Kensington Studio, 2004 w/ the Permission of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley

On September 23, esteemed herpetologist Dr. Robert (“Bob”) Cyril Stebbins (March 31, 1915 – September 23, 2013) passed away in his sleep at the age of 98. In the days since his passing, articles and obituaries have sprung up across the county commemorating Dr. Stebbins not only for his great accomplishments, but also his kindness.

Three new obituaries from the New York Times, LA Times, and SF Gate are listed below for those interested in learning more about one of California’s finest environmental heroes.

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/08/us/robert-c-stebbins-chronicler-of-western-reptiles-and-amphibians-dies-at-98.html?_r=0

LA Time
http://www.latimes.com/obituaries/la-me-robert-stebbins-20131006,0,6487001.story

SF Gate
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Robert-C-Stebbins-UC-Berkeley-biologist-dies-4867758.php

For those of you who wish to share your thoughts, memories, and reflections of time spend with Dr. Stebbins as a friend, student, or colleague, or as a naturalist in the great outdoors with his field guides in hand, I encourage you to visit this earlier post, In Memorium: Robert C. Stebbins (March 31, 1915 – September 23, 2013), and record a note in the “Comments” to share your love and respect for the late Dr. Stebbins with the herpetological community.

In the Spring of 2012, the Stebbins family granted me permission to reprint extracts from his memoir, a work-in-progress he offered freely to the herpetological community. For more information on this serial column featuring the life and times of Dr. Robert C. Stebbins, please visit this post.

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In Memorium: Robert C. Stebbins *UPDATE*

Robert Cyril Stebbins, Kensington Studio, 2004 w/ the Permission of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley

On September 23, esteemed herpetologist Dr. Robert (“Bob”) Cyril Stebbins (March 31, 1915 – September 23, 2013) passed away in his sleep at the age of 98. In the days since his passing, articles and obituaries have sprung up across the county commemorating Dr. Stebbins not only for his great accomplishments, but also his kindness. An *updated*  list of sites is listed below for those interested in learning more about one of California’s finest environmental heroes, including the Stebbins family’s formal obituary published in the Eugene Register-Guard on September 26, 2013.

Eugene Register-Guard (obituary)
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/registerguard/obituary.aspx?n=robert-cyril-stebbins&pid=167159362#sthash.WTfd2Rrw.dpbs

National Geographic (guest blogger)
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/25/tribute-to-a-modern-artist-scientist/

U.C. Berkeley News Center
http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2013/09/27/berkeley-reptile-and-amphibian-expert-robert-stebbins-dies-at-98/

The Reptile Channel
http://www.reptilechannel.com/reptile-news/2013/09/26/robert-stebbins-dies-at-98.aspx

The Daily Californian (obituary)
http://www.dailycal.org/2013/09/26/robert-stebbins-uc-berkeley-professor-emeritus-dies-98/

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (archival interview)
http://mvzarchives.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/robert-c-stebbins-1915-2013/

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (memorial poster)
http://mvz.berkeley.edu/archive.php

The Center for North American Herpetology
http://www.cnah.org/ (see “In Memorium”)

Southern California Public Radio
http://www.scpr.org/news/2013/09/25/39468/robert-stebbins-renowned-field-biologist-dies-at-9/

Coyote Crossing
http://coyot.es/crossing/2013/09/24/rip-bob-stebbins/

For those of you who wish to share your thoughts, memories, and reflections of time spend with Dr. Stebbins as a friend, student, or colleague, or as a naturalist in the great outdoors with his field guides in hand, I encourage you to visit this earlier post, In Memorium: Robert C. Stebbins (March 31, 1915 – September 23, 2013), and record a note in the “Comments” to share your love and respect for the late Dr. Stebbins with the herpetological community.

In the Spring of 2012, the Stebbins family granted me permission to reprint extracts from his memoir, a work-in-progress he offered freely to the herpetological community. For more information on this serial column featuring the life and times of Dr. Robert C. Stebbins, please visit this post.

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In Memorium: Robert C. Stebbins

Robert Cyril Stebbins, Kensington Studio, 2004 w/ the Permission of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley

On September 23, esteemed herpetologist Dr. Robert (“Bob”) Cyril Stebbins (March 31, 1915 – September 23, 2013) passed away in his sleep at the age of 98. In the days since his passing, articles and obituaries have sprung up across the county commemorating Dr. Stebbins not only for his great accomplishments, but also his kindness. A brief list of sites is listed below for those interested in learning more about one of California’s finest environmental heroes.

The Daily Californian (obituary)
http://www.dailycal.org/2013/09/26/robert-stebbins-uc-berkeley-professor-emeritus-dies-98/

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (archival interview)
http://mvzarchives.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/robert-c-stebbins-1915-2013/

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (memorial poster)
http://mvz.berkeley.edu/archive.php

The Center for North American Herpetology
http://www.cnah.org/ (see “In Memorium”)

Southern California Public Radio
http://www.scpr.org/news/2013/09/25/39468/robert-stebbins-renowned-field-biologist-dies-at-9/

Coyote Crossing
http://coyot.es/crossing/2013/09/24/rip-bob-stebbins/

For those of you who wish to share your thoughts, memories, and reflections of time spend with Dr. Stebbins as a friend, student, or colleague, or as a naturalist in the great outdoors with his field guides in hand, I encourage you to visit this earlier post, In Memorium: Robert C. Stebbins (March 31, 1915 – September 23, 2013), and record a note in the “Comments” to share your love and respect for the late Dr. Stebbins with the herpetological community.

In the Spring of 2012, the Stebbins family granted me permission to reprint extracts from his memoir, a work-in-progress he offered freely to the herpetological community. For more information on this serial column featuring the life and times of Dr. Robert C. Stebbins, please visit this post.

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Robert C. Stebbins – Memorial Guest Book

It is with a grave heart that I report today the passing of esteemed herpetologist Dr. Robert (“Bob”) Cyril Stebbins (March 31, 1915 – September 23, 2013) at the age of 98. For those of you who wish to share your thoughts, memories, and reflections of time spend with Dr. Stebbins as a friend, student, or colleague, or as a naturalist in the great outdoors with his field guides in hand, I encourage you to visit this morning’s post, In Memorium: Robert C. Stebbins (March 31, 1915 – September 23, 2013), and record a note in the “Comments” to share your love and respect for the late Dr. Stebbins with the herpetological community.

LINK: In Memorium: Robert C. Stebbins (March 31, 1915 – September 23, 2013

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