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Faculty Records. Professor Glanz (William E.) Field Books

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0011-053

Content Description

The record group includes field notes and data from the late William Glanz, a zoology professor at the University of Maine. Includes Glanz's research into small mammal communities in California and Chile that formed part of his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1977. There are also research notes, correspondence, and papers regarding research for his Astro expedition, project in Alaska on the "Abundance, Feeding Behavior and Impact of Brown Lemming on Tundra Vegetation", mammals on the Barro Colorado Island, red squirrels, "Ecological Relationships of Two Species of Akodon in Central Chile", "Food and Habitat Use by Two Sympatric Sciurus Species in Central Panama", "Ecological Relationships of Two Species of Akodon in Central Chile", and unnamed projects.


  • 1977-1997


Conditions Governing Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical / Historical

William (Bill) E. Glanz was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on January 27, 1949. He graduated from Dartmouth College and the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned his Ph.D. in zoology with a dissertation on the Comparative ecology of small mammal communities in California and Chile.

Professor Glanz came to the University of Maine in 1979 and stayed for 34 years as an Associate Professor in the School of Biology and Ecology. His research interests focused on the ecology, behavior, and conservation of birds, mammals, and amphibians. Among his many research projects were studying the effects of tidal restriction on breeding success in Saltmarsh Sharptailed Sparrows in Maine; status and conservation of Rusty Blackbirds in northern Maine; behavior of amphibian larvae in relation to environmental stressors, including predators and UV radiation; community structure of amphibians in Acadia National Park and effects of beavers on species distributions; wintering ecology, population responses, and conservation of Harlequin Ducks in Maine; foraging habitat selection and roosting habitats of bats in coastal Maine.

Professor Glanz died on June 14, 2014, in San Diego, California.


1 box

1 box (Half size box)

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Physically the records are arranged by project.

Physical Location

Library Annex: 5-B-4-4.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to Special Collections by Dr. Ann Dieffenbacher-Krall, Assistant Director, School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine on August 13, 2018.


Accruals related to Professor Glanz are not anticipated.

Related Materials

Publications and grant reports by Professor Glanz can be found in the holdings of Raymond H. Fogler Library.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Revitt, November 2020, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department. Processing involved a collection survey and the creation of this finding aid. Material was rehoused into appropriate archival folders and the boxes and folders numbered and titled using information from ArchivesSpace.

University of Maine. Professor Glanz (William E.) Field Books
Matthew Revitt
November 9, 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library University Archives Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States