Val Nolan Jr. died in March 2008 (see PDF of obituary in The Auk). Val was an eminent ornithologist, Professor of Law and Biology, and founder of a tradition of excellence in the study of birds at Indiana University where he trained 21 Ph.D. students. His specialties were the ecology and behavior of birds, principally passeriforms. His research interests included population biology, mating systems and parental behavior, natal dispersal and the development of site attachment in both migratory and nonmigratory passerines, dominance, and differential migration and the differential winter distribution that such migration produces. He worked almost entirely with free-living birds.

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