A. J. van Rossem

Fellow: Awarded 1939

Field of Study: Organismic Biology & Ecology

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 12-17-1892

Died: 05-04-1949

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1939–40:

VAN ROSSEM, ADRIAAN JOSEPH:  Appointed for studies of European ornithological collections to determine the exact status of the types and specimens upon which the names of American birds were originally based, with a view to the establishment of a permanent nomenclature; tenure, twelve months from May 15, 1939.

Born December 17, 1892, at Chicago.  Education:  Occidental College, 1928–31.

Curator, 1912—, Dickey Collections and Library, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California.

Publications:  The Birds of El Salvador, 1938. Articles in Condor, Auk, Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Science, Ibis, Proceedings of  the Biological Society of Washington, Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History, Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy, Pacific Coast Avifauna, Journal of Mammalogy.