- 1964-1981 (Creation)
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5.35 m of textual records
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James B. Cragg, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Design at The University of Calgary, received a BSc(Hons) and MSc from the University of Durham, and a DSc from the University of Newcastle. In the early 1960s, he was director of a research station in Lancashire, England. In ca.1966 he joined the faculty of The University of Calgary and served as Head of the Department of Biology until 1968 when he resigned in order to concentrate full-time as Director of the Environmental Sciences Centre in Kananaskis.
Cragg was Killam Memorial Professor in 1972, and was also active in a number of international organizations including the Man and Biosphere Programme (MAB) of UNESCO. He was a convenor for the International Biological Programme (IBP), which produced scientific publications for the International Council of Scientific Unions, and served on the Ecology Committee of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).
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Fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, and circulars related to Cragg's work as convenor with the IBP and as a member of the IUCN and MAB. Includes reference material, much of which relates to grassland ecosystems.
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Fonds is arranged into two series:
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