Trager, James

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James Trager, mid-1970s, in grad school.jpgJames Trager.jpg

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Missouri Botanical Garden (retired) james.trager@gmail.com

U. S. entomologist and naturalist. Born 5 September in Washington, D.C. to linguists Edith (Crowell) Trager and George L. Trager. Educated Northern Illinois University (B.S., 1974), University of Kansas (M.A., 1977); University of Florida (Ph.D., 1984). Professional experience: University of Florida, Assistant Research Scientist in Entomology, studying fire ants and other Formicidae in North and South America (1984-1988); University of Missouri-St. Louis, Mo., instructor (1988-1993); Harris-Stowe State University (St. Louis, Mo.), instructor (1990-1991); Shaw Nature Reserve of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Gray Summit, Mo., Biologist/Naturalist (1991-2019), in charge of ecological restoration, vegetation management, natural history education programs, and liaison to academic researchers (mostly ecologists) who used the Reserve as a field site. Trager still periodically publishes articles on ant taxonomy (peer-reviewed), and other natural history topics, and instructs at the North American iterations of Ant Course. Currently compiling an illustrated guide to the Formicidae of the US state of Missouri.

Works in progress:

  • Guide to the ants of Missouri (book)

PUBLICATIONS

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