Emeritus and Retired Faculty and Staff Association

Roger J. Lederer, PhD


College of Natural Sciences
1972 - 2006 

Dr. Roger Lederer has traveled to more than 80 countries and you can be sure he knows the native birds in each one of them. He's spent more than 40 years studying and writing about birds.

The emeritus professor of biological sciences has been a department chair, associate dean of the Graduate Council, and dean of the College of Biological Sciences. His teaching has been on ornithology and ecology.

He received a Professional Achievement Award in 1981 and has written more than 30 research papers, a textbook "Ecology and Field Biology," and many books about birds. He contributed a column on bird watching for the Chico Enterprise-Record.

Dr. Lederer directed the Bidwell Environmental Institute, has managed the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve, and chaired the local science fair board. He has been a naturalist for cruise Jines describing ecology, natural history, and geology for passengers and has been a consultant for the BBC, National Geographic, National Public Radio and other organizations and publications. 

Portrait of Roger J. Lederer, PhD