Charles F. Smith, Ph.D.
Charles (Chuck) Hathcock, M.S., grew up in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona where he learned to appreciate the natural world. He graduated with a B.S. in Conservation Biology from Arizona State University and a M.S. in Biology from New Mexico Highlands University. He is an ecologist with 23 years of experience as a federal action agency biologist and biological consultant. Recently retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Chuck managed the Biological Resources Program for his last 12 years there. In 2019 he was awarded the Dorothy Hoard Stewardship Award by the Friends of Bandelier for his years of support and contributions to Bandelier National Monument. He has published or co-authored several papers and natural history notes. Now semi-retired and living in Rodeo, NM, Chuck plans to explore his research interests in avian demographics and herpetological conservation. One of the most important things we can do as scientists of the natural world is to communicate and try to mentor the next generation of biologists.