Cade, Thomas J.

Cade, Thomas J. (Joseph)

(1928–  ) ornithologist; born in San Angelo, Texas. He was an associate in zoology at the University of California: Los Angeles (1955–58), then took a National Science Foundation fellowship at the University of California: Berkeley (1958–59). He became a professor of zoology at Syracuse University (1959–67), then moved to Cornell (1967–88), where, in the early 1970s, he collected and bred wild peregrine falcons from Canada and the western U.S.A. for release and reestablishment in the eastern U.S.A. He became a professor of biology at Boise State University (Idaho) (1988), where he continued his research on the population biology and behavior of peregrine falcons at the Peregrine Fund in Boise.
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