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The history of Patuxent: America’s wildlife research story

January 18, 2017

This report, based on a symposium held on October 13, 2011, at the National Wildlife Visitor Center at the Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel, MD, documents the history of the Patuxent Research Refuge and the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, collectively known as Patuxent. The symposium was one of the many activities occurring at that time to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the creation of the Patuxent Research Refuge in 1936. The Patuxent Wildlife Research Center is located at the refuge, and the research center director, Dr. Gregory J. Smith, with great enthusiasm, personally supervised all aspects of the celebration. The symposium was coordinated by Dr. Matthew C. Perry, the editor of this report, with Dr. Smith’s strong support. The refuge and the research center have been essentially synonymous for the almost 80 years of their history.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2016
Title The history of Patuxent: America’s wildlife research story
DOI 10.3133/cir1422
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Circular
Series Number 1422
Index ID cir1422
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center