Katherine Ralls

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Katherine S. Ralls (born 1939)[1] is an American zoologist and conservationist who is a senior research biologist at the Smithsonian Institution.[2] She studies the behavior and genetics of endangered mammals.[2] Two mammals that she has studied extensively are the sea otter and the San Joaquin kit fox.[3]

She obtained a BA in Biology from Stanford in 1960, an MS in Biology from Radcliffe College in 1962 and a PhD in Biology from Harvard in 1965.[4][5] In 2005 she was granted an honorary fellowship in the Zoological Society of London.[6]


  1. ^ http://www.mylife.com/c-2071912484
  2. ^ a b http://www.coastalresearchcenter.ucsb.edu/cmi/Ralls.html
  3. ^ Mihelich, Peggy. "Katherine Ralls, a pioneer in wildlife preservation". AAAS. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.coastalresearchcenter.ucsb.edu/cmi/CMI%20CVs/Ralls.pdf
  5. ^ Video on YouTube
  6. ^ http://static.zsl.org/files/honorary-fellows-658.pdf