Stanford University’s John Otterbein Snyder: Student, Collaborator, and Colleague of David Starr Jordan and Charles Henry Gilbert

Brittan, Martin R. and Jennings, Mark R. (2008) Stanford University’s John Otterbein Snyder: Student, Collaborator, and Colleague of David Starr Jordan and Charles Henry Gilbert. Marine Fisheries Review, 70(1), pp. 24-29.

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Abstract

John Otterbein Snyder (1867–1943) was an early student of David Starr Jordan at Stanford University and subsequently rose to become an assistant professor there. During his 34 years with the university he taught a wide variety of courses in various branches of zoology and advised numerous students. He eventually mentored 8 M.A. and 4 Ph.D. students to completion at Stanford. He also assisted in the collection of tens of thousands of fish specimens from the western Pacific, central Pacific, and the West Coast of North America, part of the time while stationed as “Naturalist” aboard the U.S. Fish Commission’s Steamer Albatross (1902–06). Although his early publications dealt mainly with fish groups and descriptions (often as a junior author with Jordan), after 1910 he became more autonomous and eventually rose to become one of the Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus spp., experts on the West Coast. Throughout his career, he was especially esteemed by colleagues as “a stimulating teacher,” “an excellent biologist,” and “a fine man.

Item Type: Article
Title: Stanford University’s John Otterbein Snyder: Student, Collaborator, and Colleague of David Starr Jordan and Charles Henry Gilbert
Personal Creator/Author:
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Brittan, Martin R.
Jennings, Mark R.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 70
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 24-29
Date: 2008
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Education
Fisheries
Item ID: 9702
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2012 16:47
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2012 16:47
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9702

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