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George J. Wallace

Wallace is a member of the Zoology Department at Michigan State University, with a particular interest in birds.

Be sure to reviews Chaps. 1-2, 7-8 of Silent Spring. You should be able to comment on Carson's credibility and the harms of pesticides. Be familar with the case of robins (Ch. 8). See also Roy Barker.


  • See Paul Brooks, House of Life, pp. 242-43, 252-53.
  • Wallace, George J., Walter Nickell and Richard Bernard. 1961. Bird Mortality in the Dutch Elm Disease Program in Michigan. Bloomfield Hills, MI: Cranbrook Institute of Science [Bulletin 41].
  • Wallace, George J. 1959. "Insecticides and Birds." Audubon (Jan.-Feb.): ----.
  • Wallace, George J. 1960. "Another Year of Robin Losses on a University Campus." Audubon (Mar.-Apr.): ----.
  • Wallace, George J. 1962. "The Seventh Spring Die-off of Robins in East Lansing, Michigan." The Jack-Pine Warbler 40(March): -----.
  • Wallace, George J., and Richard F. Bernard. 1963. "Tests Show 40 Species of Birds Poisoned by DDT." 64(July/Aug.): 198-199.
  • List, Peter C. 2008. "Rachel Carson and George J. Wallace: Why Public Environmental Scientists Should be Advocates for Nature." In Rachel Carson : Legacy and Challenge, ed. Lisa H. Sideris and Kathleen Dean Moore (State University of New York Press, Albany, NY).
  • last revised November 7, 2008