Valerius Geist Zoology, Animals, Physiology, Metabolism

Wildlife biology and environmental design

The Story

Geist received his BSc in 1960 and PhD in 1966, both from UBC, and became a wildlife biologist. He proposed “game ranching” as a way to be able to use wild animals while preserving them, but later turned against the idea and now crusades against game farms. He believes that legalizing the sale of wild game will create an open market on all animals that live in the wild. He is known for his studies of ungulates like mountain sheep, elk and mule deer.

Sources: Canadian Who’s Who 1993; Nature Canada, Spring, 1987

The Person

Birthdate
February 2, 1938
Birthplace
Nikolajew, USSR
Title
Wildlife Biologist; Professor of Environmental Sciences
Office
University of Calgary
Status
Working
Last Updated
October 15, 2001
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