Rosemary Lombard

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Science
Occupation Researcher, turtle behavior
Location Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
Introduction Animal behaviorist/ herpetologist Rosemary Lombard has happily worn the titles university teacher, biomedical librarian, naturalist, and others, but her favorite title is turtle tutor. Her book-in-progress, currently called DIODE'S EXPERIMENT: A BOX TURTLE INVESTIGATES THE HUMAN WORLD, tells the story of her 30 years of exploring the surprising cognitive abilities of turtles. She lives with her 15 turtle collaborators at her independent behavioral lab in Hillsboro, Oregon. For more information, visit "Rosemary Lombard" on Facebook and, by request, receive the "CHELONIAN CONNECTION [E]-NEWSLETTER." ___________________ SELECTED ONLINE PUBLICATIONS ___________________ "The Call of the Rails," BAY NATURE, http://baynature.org/articles/oct-dec-2002/ring-around-the-bay/the-call-of-the-rails. ___________________ "Haunted Garden," BLUEPRINTREVIEW 27, http://www.blueprintreview.de/27haunted.htm About the "Turtle Lady" by humorist Murr Brewster: http://murrbrewster.blogspot.com/2009/04/where-does-dime-go.html
Interests Turtle behavior, communication, cognition, writing (nonfiction and poetry), natural history, conservation, sustainable living, Medieval & Renaissance music
Favorite Music J.S. Bach, Machaut, Josquin, William Byrd, viol consort repertoire, Bartok, Messiaen, Ravel, Joplin, Gershwin, Stravinsky, Charlie Parker, Bobby McFerrin, many more
Favorite Books A few favs from my shelves to recommend, Weiner. The Beak of the Finch, Kimmerer. Gathering Moss, Carroll. Year of the Turtle, Markowitz. Behavioral Enrichment in the Zoo, Savage-Rumbaugh. Kanzi, Fouts. Next of Kin, Davis & Balfour. The Inevitable Bond, Bekoff's encyclopedias of animal behavior and human-animal relationships, Pratchett. Small Gods, Loveridge. Many Happy Days, Dodd. North American Box Turtles, Ernst & Lovich. Turtles of the United States & Canada 2nd ed., Ernst & Barbour. Turtles of the World, Klinkenborg. Timothy, Pepperberg. Alex & Me, Stafford. The Way It Is, Ehrlich et al. The Birder's Handbook, Bonner. The Evolution of Culture in Animals, books by Goodall, Nabokov, Pyle, cognition books & many more