Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus Scientific name definitions

J. Timothy Wootton
Version: 1.0 — Published March 4, 2020
Text last updated January 1, 1996

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Tim Wootton developed a keen interest in the natural history of birds and other organisms while growing up in the countryside outside Ithaca, NY. He received a B.S. with honors in ecology, systematics, and evolution from Cornell University in 1984 and a Ph. D. in zoology from the University of Washington in 1990. Following a Miller Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley, he came to the University of Chicago in 1993, where he is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution and in the Committee on Evolutionary Biology. He has worked broadly in ecology and evolution, with studies including avian life histories and mating systems, population viability analyses of endangered species, and investigations of the role that birds and other organisms play in ecological communities. Current address: Department of Ecology and Evolution, the University of Chicago, 1101 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

Recommended Citation

Wootton, J. T. (2020). Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (A. F. Poole and F. B. Gill, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.purfin.01