Just two years later in 1939, Ernest Sheldon Booth wrote several articles on birds and mammals, which appeared in the publication for biological scientists of Washington known as The Murrelet.
Not much more than a year later, circa 1940, Ernest Booth enrolls at the University of Washington at Seattle, for the graduate program, with the intention to earn a Master of Science Degree in Biology. In 1943, Ernest Booth completes his M.S. in Biology, and the topic of his Master Thesis is on the Birds of the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon. Ernest had completed the Master of Science graduate program at the University of Washington, while still teaching at Walla Walla College. Also, in 1943, Ernest Booth again wrote several articles on birds and mammals, for a science periodical, The Murrelet.
Within another year, circa 1944, Ernest Booth, now just shy of his thirtieth birthday, was enrolled in the doctoral program at Washington State University. In 1947, he completed the requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy in Biology. His doctoral dissertation was a comprehensive taxonomy of the mammals of Washington state.
And somewhere in these early years of his college and university years, Ernest had met a wonderful woman, named Marilyn, and they would marry and begin a family together, but this more personal part of his life is not known at this time. And they would later become a grandfather and grandmother.
For another 10 years, Dr. Ernest Sheldon Booth would continue to teach and share his wealth of knowledge with students at Walla Walla College. And then, in the late 1950s, circa 1958, Dr. Booth would move to southern California, in order to become a biology professor at Loma Linda University. And while living in southern California, Ernest wrote an excellent book in 1968 for the California Natural History Guides Series of UC Press entitled: Mammals of Southern California.
This next phase of his life, from 1947 to 1983, which includes the establishment of a marine biological field station in the Greater Puget Sound Region in Washington State, research of mammals and birds in Mexico, making films on nature, establishing a field station in Mexico, as well as another field station in the Galapagos Islands, will be considered in a future biography of his later years. Harry.Baerg.WildlifeArtist.htm
In order to learn more about Ernest Sheldon Booth, as well as the colleagues of Ernest, namely other biologists of our past, including a wildlife artist named Harry Baerg, please visit the website of the Ballona Institute and Natures Peace.