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Alfred Gardner Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who

Alfred Gardner has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the biological sciences industry

Mr. Gardner is a well-known biologist, researcher, curator, and educator who has made various, significant contributions to his field through his publications, research, and teachings.

    OAKTON, VA, November 08, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Alfred Gardner a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Mr. Gardner celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Gardner is a well-known biologist, researcher, curator, and educator who has made various, significant contributions to his field through his publications, research, and teachings. He continues in these roles to this day at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution as a member of an affiliated agency where he has worked for over 44 years.

Mr. Gardner was born to Waldo J. and Ruth L. Gardner on November 10th, 1937 in Salem, MA. Mr. Gardner would begin his studies at the University of Arizona in Tuscon, where he received his BS in 1962 and his MS in 1965. He earned a PhD at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge five years later.

Mr. Gardner embarked on his career path as an assistant professor at Louisiana State University in 1972 before moving on to the same position at Tulane University. Between 1973 and 1993, Mr. Gardner became a Wildlife Biologist, Researcher, and Curator of US Fish and Wildlife Service stationed at the National Museum of Natural History, and later transferred to the National Biological Survey and then to the US Geological Survey while retaining his role as a museum curator. Today, he continues to contribute to one of the most accredited and beloved Smithsonian museums.

Mr. Gardner is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and also is a member of other esteemed organizations such as the Society for Conservation Biology, Sociedad Mexicana de Historia Natural, Biological Society of Washington, and Association Mexicana de Mastozoologia. Furthermore, he is a member of the American Association for Zoological Nomenclature, where he held the position of president between 2005 and 2007. Mr. Gardner is an archivist, served as an associate editor, and is a member of various committees for the American Society of Mammalogists.

Mr. Gardner also serves as a member of the Washington Biologists' Field Club, Virginia Natural History Society, and Society of Sigma Xi. He was the president of the Biologists' Field Club between 1999 and 2002. He married Kathryn Shaw-Gardner, and the couple raised two children--Sarah E. and Laura R. Gardner. Mr. Gardner has been featured in various Marquis Who's Who's publications, specifically the 65th through 70th editions of Who's Who in America.

In 2006, Mr. Gardner was awarded the Jackson Award by the American Society of Mammalogists, and in 2010, elected as an Honorary Member. He was also the recipient of the Outstanding Publication Award granted by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and Denver Research Center in 1982 and 1987. He earned the Special Achievement Award from the National Biological Service in 1994 as well as from the US Fish and Wildlife Service in 1977, 1980, 1985, 1987 and 1991. He earned a Scientific Achievement Award from the US Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in 2016. In 2014, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the US Department of the Interior.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Mr. Gardner has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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