Martin H. Moynihan, Ph.D.

1950 Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 
 1953 University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom 
 1957 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States 
Animal Behavior, Ethology, Systematics, Gulls (Laridae), Cephalopods,
"Martin Moynihan"

"Dr. Martin H. Moynihan (1928-1996) was a world authority on animal behavior, with major contributions to the study of communication in birds, primates, and cephalopods. In 1957 he became the Resident Naturalist and Director of what was then a small field station on Barro Colorado Island, Panama, later named the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). He transformed the station into a major research institution in tropical biology. After retirement in 1973, he served as Senior Scientist at STRI and continued writing and researching the behavior of various species of wild and imported pheasants at his farmhouse in France." —Biographical information from the Smithsonian Institution Archives (

See also: Smith N. G. 1998. In Memoriam: Martin Humphrey Moynihan, 1928–1996. Auk 115: 755–758.

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Ernst Mayr research assistant 1943-1946 American Museum of Natural History
 (Mayr mentored the 15-year old Moynihan in ornithology, and they co-authored a paper on "Evolution in the Rhipidura rufifrons group" (1946, American Museum Novitates, No. 1321).)
Charles H. Rogers grad student Princeton
 (Rogers was Curator of the Ornithological Collection at Princeton, and directed Moynihan's senior thesis project in ornithology. Moynihan graduate in 1950.)
Niko Tinbergen grad student 1951-1953 Oxford
 (Moynihan completed his Ph.D. under Tinbergen in 1953.)
Ernst Mayr post-doc 1955-1957 Harvard
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