Tracy I. Storer (1889-1973) was an eminent zoologist and educator with significant ties to the University of California throughout
his lifetime. Receiving his B.A., M.S. and PhD from UC Berkeley, Storer was part of the MVZ’s staff from 1914-1923, serving
as Assistant Curator of Birds and Field Naturalist. In 1923, Storer moved on to UC Davis, where he founded the Department
of Zoology. Throughout his career, a major interest of Storer’s was controlling pest populations, specifically rodents. He
also contributed to a number of organizations, serving as President of the Wildlife Society, American Society of Mammalogists,
and Cooper Ornithological Society. Additionally, he edited the
Journal of Wildlife Management and published over 200 times. Two of his monographs,
General Zoology and
Elements of Zoology, have been used extensively in educational settings and published in a number of languages. Storer became Professor Emeritus
at UC Davis in 1956 and remained busy until the end of his life.
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