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Alexey K. Tishechkin

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 7 August 1961, Baranawiczi (Brest Region), U.S.S.R.

Citizenship: Belarus

Address: Louisiana State Arthropod Museum, Department of Entomology, 404 Life Science Building, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1710 USA

Phone: (225) 578-7255 E-mail: atishe8@gmail.com

EDUCATION

M.S. (Biology) - Belarusian State University, Minsk (1983)

Ph.D. (Entomology) - Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (2005)

POSITIONS HELD AND PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

2005-2008: Postdoctoral Researcher, Louisiana State University. Researcher in the NSF-funded beetle inventory of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

1998-2005: Graduate Research/Curatorial Assistant, Louisiana State University. Graduate student in Doctoral Program.

1989-1998: Research Biologist, Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk. Monitoring of animal populations, ecological research on predatory animals, development of protected area network, beetle identification.

1992-1998: Research Associate (adjunct appointment), Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St.Petersburg. Curation of Histeridae (Coleoptera) in the systematic collection.

1991-1998: Research Associate (adjunct appointment), Zoological Museum, Belarusian State University, Minsk. Curation of beetle systematic collection.

1984-1989: Research Biologist, Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve, Domzheritsy (Lepel, Vitebsk), Belarus. Faunistic inventory, monitoring and research of endangered animal species, beetle survey and identification.

1983-1984: Biology Teacher, High & Middle School, Mir (Baranawiczi, Brest), Belarus.



PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Baton Rouge Audubon Bird Conservation – Belarus

Coleopterists Society Entomological Society of America

PARTICIPATION in PROFESSIONAL SYMPOSIA

2006 . Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN. Oral presentation.


2005. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Poster and oral presentations (co-authors: M.S. Caterino, A.J. Mayor).
2005. 9th Great Smoky Mountains All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory Annual Conference, Gatlinburg, TN. Poster presentation (co-author: A.J. Mayor).
2004. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. Coleopterists’ Society Meeting.
2002. 2nd International Conference on the Ecology and Conservation of Floodplains and Lowland Mires in the Polesia Region, Minsk, Belarus. Specially invited participant, round table discussions.
2001. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. Oral presentation.

2000. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada. Poster presentation (co-authors: C.E. Carlton, M.K. Dean).

2000. 21st International Congress of Entomology, Foz do Iguassu, Brazil. Poster presentation (co- authors: C.E. Carlton, M.K. Dean).

1999. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. Oral presentation.

1998. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. Poster presentation (co-author: C.E. Carlton).

1997. 1st International Conference on the Ecology and Conservation of Floodplains and Lowland Mires in the Polesia Region, Minsk, Belarus. Organizing committee member, oral presentation (co-authors: A.V. Kozulin, M.E. Nikiforov).

1997. 2nd International Symposium on the Biology and Conservation of Owls of the Northern Hemisphere, Winnipeg, Canada. Oral presentations (co-authors: W.W. Gritschik, V.N. Vorobiov, and G.A. Mindlin).

1995. 13th International Conference on the European Bird Census Council, Pärnu, Estonia. Oral presentation (co-authors: V.V. Ivanovsky, A.E. Vintchevsky).

1994. Birdlife International Corncrake Action Plan Workshop, Gdansk, Poland. Invited country representative.

1993. Baltic Birds – 5. 5th International Conference on the Ecology and Conservation of Migratory Birds in the Baltic Basin, Palanga, Lithuania. Oral presentation (co-author: V.V. Ivanovsky)

1992. 4th Congress of the World Working Group on Birds of Prey and Owls, Berlin, Germany. Poster presentation.

1991. 10th All-Union Ornithological Conference, Vitebsk, Byelorussian SSR. Organizing committee member, poster presentation.

1989. 2nd All-Union Conference on Birds of Prey, Kiev, Ukrainian SSR. Oral and poster presentations (co-authors: V.V. Ivanovsky, B.V. Yaminsky).

1988. 12th East Baltic Ornithological Conference, Palanga, Lithuania. Oral and poster presentations (co-author: I.I. Byshnev)



1986. 1st All-Union Ornithological Congress and 9th All-Union Ornithological Conference, Leningrad, Russian SFSR. Poster presentation

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journals

Tishechkin, A. K. 2009. Discovery of Chlamydopsinae (Insecta, Coleoptera, Histeridae) in Vanuatu with the description of eight new species from Espiritu Santo Island. Zoosystema 31: 661-690.
Tishechkin, A. K., and M. S. Caterino. 2009. A new North American genus of Hetaeriinae (Coleoptera: Histeridae), with descriptions of six new species from the U.S.A. and Mexico. Zootaxa 2311: 1-18.
Tishechkin, A. K. and A. V. Sokolov. 2009. Description of the second species of Chlamydopsinae (Coleoptera: Histeridae) from continental Asia. Russian Journal of Entomology 18: 191-194.
Caterino M. S., and A. K. Tishechkin. 2008. A review of Hippeutister Reichensperger (Histeridae: Hetaeriinae), with new species from California and Costa Rica. Zootaxa 1895: 39-52.
Tishechkin, A. K., and A.R. Cline. 2008. The beetle (Coleoptera) fauna of pocket gopher burrows in Louisiana. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 110: 331-339.
Basset, Y., B. Cobrara, H. Barrios, P. Cuénoud, M. Leponce, H.-P. Aberlenc, J. Bail, D. Bito, J.R. Bridle, G. Castaño-Meneses, L. Čižek, A. Cornejo, G. Curletti, J. H. C. Delabie, A. Dejean, R.K. Didham, M. Dufrê, L.L. Fagan, A. Floren, D. M. Frame, F. Hallé, O. Hardy, A. Hernandez, R. L. Kitching, T. M. Lewinsohn, O. T. Lewis, M. Manumbor, E. Medianero, O. Missa, A.W. Mitchell, M. Mogia, V. Novotny, E.G. de Oliveira, F. Ødegaard, J. Orivel, C.M.P. Ozanne, O. Pascal, S. Pinzón, M. Rapp, S.P. Ribeiro, Y. Roisin, T. Roslin, D. W. Roubik, M. Samaniego, J. Schmidl, L. L. Sørensen, N. D. Springate, A. Tishechkin, C. Van Osselaer and N. N. Winchester. 2007. IBISCA- Panama, a large-scale study of arthropod beta-diversity and vertical stratification in a lowland rainforest: Rationale, study sites and field methodology. Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Entomologie 77: 39-69.
Medianero, E., G. Castaño-Meneses, A. Tishechkin, Y. Basset, E. Barrios, F. Ødegaard, A. R. Cline, and J. Bail. 2007. Influence of local illumination and plant composition on the spatial and seasonal distribution of litter-dwelling arthropods in a tropical rainforest. Pedobiologia 51: 131-145.

Tishechkin, A. K. 2007. Phylogenetic revision of the genus Mesynodites Reichardt (Coleoptera: Histeridae: Hetaeriinae) with descriptions of new tribes, genera and species. Sociobiology 47: 1-167.

Tishechkin, A. K. 2007. A new species of Ptomaphagus (Appadelopsis) (Coleoptera: Leiodidae) from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, U.S.A. Zootaxa 1478: 61-64.
Tishechkin, A. K., and M. S. Caterino. 2007. Description of the first Chlamydopsinae (Coleoptera: Histeridae) from the Philippines. Zootaxa 1527: 39-44.
Caterino M. S., and A. K. Tishechkin. 2006. DNA identification and morphological description of the first confirmed larvae of Hetaeriinae (Coleoptera: Histeridae). Syst. Entomol. 31: 405-418.

Carlton, C., M. Dean, and A. Tishechkin. 2004. Diversity of two beetle taxa at a Western Amazonian locality (Coleoptera: Histeridae; Staphylinidae, Pselaphinae). Coleopterists Bull. 58: 163-170.

Konstantinov, A., and A. Tishechkin. 2004. The first Nearctic leaf litter flea beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Coleopterists Bull. 58: 71-76.

Kovarik, P. W., and A. K. Tishechkin. 2004. A new genus and species of Hetaeriinae Coleoptera: Histeridae) from southwestern North America. Coleopterists Bull. 58: 317- 327.



Tishechkin, A. K., and V.V. Ivanovsky. 2003. Breeding performance of the Ural Owl Strix uralensis in northern Belarus from 1986-1999. Vögelwelt 124: 265-269.

Tishechkin, A. K. 2003. New distribution records of Neotropical Hetaeriinae (Coleoptera: Histeridae). Sociobiology 41: 673-683.

Gritschik, W. W., and A. K. Tishechkin. 2002. Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) in Belarus: distribution and breeding biology. Subbuteo. Belarusian Ornithol. Bull. 5 (1): 3-19 (in Russian).

Dombrovski, V. C., A. K. Tishechkin, D.V. Zhurauliov, M.G. Dzmitranok, and P.V. Pinchuk. 2000. Breeding records of Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga) in central Palessia. Subbuteo. Belarusian Ornithol. Bull. 3 (1): 3-13 (in Russian).

Tishechkin, A.K., and W.V. Ivanovsky. 2000. Die Brutleistung des Uralkauzes im nördlischen Weißrußland. Ornithologische Mitteilungen 51: 76-88.

Flade, M., B. Giessing, I. Gorban, M. Kalyakin, O. Keišs, J. Kloskowski, G. Kovács, A. Kozulin, J. Krogulec, A. Poluda, Z. Preikša, N. Schäffer, K. Schulze-Hagen, A. Tishechkin, Z. Végvári, A. Vinchevski. 1999. World population, trends and conservation status of the Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola. Vögelwelt 120: 65-85.

Dombrovski, V., A. Tishechkin, V. Grichik, and V. Ivanowsky. 1998. La Grand Corbeau Corvus corax en Bielorusie: ecologie de nidificacion. Alauda 66: 13-24.

Kozulin, A. V., M. Flade, A. K. Tishechkin, and O.N. Pareiko. 1998. Recent distribution and numbers of Aquatic Warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola) in Belarus. Subbuteo. Belarusian Ornithol. Bull. 1: 3-16 (in Russian).



Tishechkin, A. K., and V. V. Ivanovsky. 1998. Ural Owl in the northern Belarus: nesting density and breeding biology. Berkut 7 (1-2): 55-63 (in Russian).

Yèlamos, T., and A. K. Tishechkin. 1998. Revision of Asian species of the genus Epitoxus Lewis (Coleoptera: Histeridae). Zapateri. Revista Aragonesa Entomol. 8: 157-168.

Yèlamos, T., and A. K. Tishechkin. 1996. Contribution to the knowledge of genus Notodoma Lacordaire (Coleoptera: Histeridae). Zapateri. Revista Aragonesa Entomol. 6: 69-82.

Kryzhanovskij, O. L., and A. K. Tishechkin. 1994. New data on distribution of Palaearctic Histeridae with description of a new species of Saprinus (Coleoptera). Zoosystematica Rossica 3: 93-95.

Gomy, Y., and A. Tishechkin. 1993. Description de deux micro-Histeridae nouveaux de Sibèrie orientale (Coleoptera). Nouvelle Revue d’Entomologie (N.S.) 10: 13-16.

Ivanovsky, V. V., and A. K. Tishechkin. 1993. Monitoring of Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina) in Belorussia. Ring 15: 267-273.



Tishechkin, A. K., and V. V. Ivanovsky. 1992. Status and breeding performance of the Osprey Pandion haliaetus in northern Byelorussia. Ornis Fennica 69: 149-154.

Gritschik, W. W., and A. K. Tishechkin. 1991. New data on the breeding of Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) in Byelorussia. Arch. Byelorussian State Univ. Ser. 2. Chem., Biol., Geogr. 23: 29- 32 (in Russian).



Tishechkin, A. K. 1991. Numbers and productivity of Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) in the Berezinsky Reserve and adjacent areas. Investigations in Natur. Reserves of Byelorussia 14: 154-159 (in Russian).

Tishechkin, A. K. 1991. Two new species of Histeridae (Coleoptera) from Palaearctic Asia. Elytron 5: 325-329.

Books, Book Chapters, and Symposia Proceedings

Konstantinov, A., A. Tishechkin, L. Penev (eds.). 2005. Contributions to Systematics and Biology of Beetles. Papers Celebrating the 80th Birthday of I.K. Lopatin. Pensoft: Sofia – Moscow, 388 pp.


Gritschik, W. W., A. K. Tishechkin, A. N. Pozhah, M.N. Kolosov. 2005. Owls of Belarus: status, distribution, numbers and state of knowledge. Pp. 116-120 in: Volkov, S. V., V. V. Morozov, A. V. Sharikov (eds.) Owls of Northern Eurasia. Menzbir Ornithological Society: Moscow.
Tishechkin, A. K. 2005. Descriptions of new taxa of the Palaearctic Saprininae (Coleoptera: Histeridae). Pp. 347-355 in: Konstantinov, A., A. Tishechkin, L. Penev (eds.) Contributions to Systematics and Biology of Beetles. Papers Celebrating the 80th Birthday of I.K. Lopatin. Pensoft: Sofia – Moscow.
Tishechkin, A. K., and A.. S. Konstantinov. 2005. Words about the Mentor – Minsk perspective. Pp. XIII-XVI in: Konstantinov, A., A. Tishechkin, L. Penev (eds.) Contributions to Systematics and Biology of Beetles. Papers Celebrating the 80th Birthday of I.K. Lopatin. Pensoft: Sofia – Moscow.

Navarrete-Heredia, J. L., G. A. Quiroz Rocha, P. W. Kovarik, M. S. Caterino, A. Tishechkin, and M. Vásques-Bolaños. 2004. Histeridae (Coleoptera). Pp. 649-658 in: Bousquets, J.L., J.J. Morrone, O.Y. Ordóñez, and I.V. Fernández (eds.) Biodiversidad, Taxonomía, y Biogeografía de Artrópodos de México: Hacia Una Síntesis de sus Conocimiento. Vol. IV. México City: UNAM.



Tishechkin, A. K. 2002. New data on the fauna of Palaearctic Histeridae (Coleoptera). Pp. 138- 142 in: Yurin, V.M. (chief ed.) Advances in Modern Biology & Biol. Education. Proc. 2nd Int. Sci. Conf. Minsk: Belarusian State Univ. Press (in Russian).

Alexandrovich, O. R., I. K. Lopatin, E. I. Khotko, A. D. Pisanenko, L. S. Chumakov, V. A. Tsinkevich, M. D. Moroz, S. V. Saluk, A. K. Tishechkin, T. M. Shavanova, A. V. Derunkov, K. E. Dovgailo, and E. V. Shaverdo. 1997. Order Coleoptera. Pp. 59-128 in: Khotko, E. I. (chief ed.) Invertebrates of the Pripyatsky National Park. Minsk: Navuka i Tekhnika (in Russian).

Byshniov, I. I., D. D. Stavrovsky, M. M. Pikulik, and A. K. Tishechkin. 1997. Atlas of vertebrates of the Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve. Minsk: Navuka i Tekhnika. 287 pp.

Nikiforov, M. E., A. V. Kozulin, W. W. Gritschik, and A. K. Tishechkin. 1997. Birds of Belarus on the edge of XXI century: status, numbers, distribution. Minsk: N. A. Korolyov. 188 pp. (in Russian).

Sidorovich, V. E., and A. K. Tishechkin. 1997. Methods of studying diets and interspecific trophic relationships. P. 18 in: Sidorovich, V. E. (ed.) Mustelids of Belarus. Evolutionary Biology, Demography and Interspecific Relationships. Minsk: Zolotoi Ulei (in Russian).

Sidorovich, V. E., A. K. Tishechkin and G. O. Lauzhel. 1997. The mustelid status in trophic structure of the vertebrate predator community. Pp. 149-151 in: Sidorovich, V.E. (ed.) Mustelids of Belarus. Evolutionary Biology, Demography and Interspecific Relationships. Minsk: Zolotoi Ulei (in Russian).



Tishechkin, A. K. 1997. Comparative food niche analysis of Strix owls in Belarus. Pp. 456-460 in: J.R. Duncan, D.H. Johnson, and T.H. Nicholls (eds.) Biology & Conservation of Owls of the Northern Hemisphere: 2nd Int. Symp. USDA Forest Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC- 190. St. Paul, MN: North Central Research Station.

Tishechkin, A. K., W. W. Gritschik, V. N. Vorobiov, and G. A. Mindlin. 1997. Breeding population of Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa Forster) in Belarus: summary of recent knowledge. Pp. 449-455 in: J.R. Duncan, D.H. Johnson, and T.H. Nicholls (eds.) Biology & Conservation of Owls of the Northern Hemisphere, 2nd Int. Symp. USDA Forest Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-190. St.Paul, MN: North- Cent. Res. Station.

Tishechkin, A. K., and V. E. Sidorovich. 1997. Mustelids as prey of the other vertebrate predators. Pp. 153-154 in: Sidorovich, V.E. (ed.) Mustelids of Belarus. Evolutionary Biology, Demography and Interspecific Relationships. Minsk: Zolotoi Ulei (in Russian).

Tishechkin, A. K., V. E. Sidorovich, V. V. Ivanovsky, and A. E. Vintchevsky. 1997. Diets of vertebrate predators in Belarus. Pp. 142-148 in: Sidorovich, V.E. (ed.) Mustelids of Belarus. Evolutionary Biology, Demography and Interspecific Relationships. Minsk: Zolotoi Ulei (in Russian).

Tishechkin, A. K. 1996. The Osprey Pandion haliaetus in Berezinsky Biosohere Reserve. Pp. 35- 38 in: Meyburg, B.-U., and R. D. Chancellor (eds.) Eagle Studies. Berlin- London-Paris: World Working Group on Birds of Prey and Owls.

Nikiforov, M. E., A. K. Tishechkin, and B. V. Yaminsky. 1995. Status of shrikes in Belarus. Proceeding of the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology 6 (1): 107.



Tishechkin, A. K., and W. W. Gritschik. 1994. Some preliminary results of the Eagle Owl research in Belarus. Pp. 12-21 in: Voronetsky, V.I. (ed.) Eagle Owl in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. Moscow: Moscow State Univ. (in Russian).

Alexandrovich, O. R., and A. K. Tishechkin. 1991. Revision of Histeroidea (Coleoptera) of the fauna of Byelorussia. Pp. 94-104 in: Lopatin, I. K., and E. I. Khotko (eds.) Fauna & Ecology of Beetles in Belarus. Minsk: Navuka i Tekhnika (in Russian).



Tishechkin, A. K. 1991. Numbers and distribution of raptors in the Berezinsky Reserve. Pp. 248- 249 in: Proc. X All-Union Ornithol. Conf. Part 2, vol. 2. Minsk: Navuka i Tekhnika (in Russian).

Voronetsky, V. I., A. K. Tishechkin, and V. T. Demianchik. 1990. Owl census methods. Pp. 23- 37 in: Krever, V.E., and A.G. Sorokin (eds.) Methods of Censuses and Protection Birds of Prey. Moscow: Central Res. Lab. of Glavokhota (in Russian).

Byshniov, I. I., and A. K. Tishechkin. 1989. Birds. Pp. 13-35 in: Sokolov, V.E.. (ed.) Flora & Fauna of Nature Reserves of the USSR. Veretebrates of the Berezinsky Biosph. Reserve. Moscow: VINITI (in Russian).

Khotko, E. I., N. K. Lavrova, S. V. Saluk, L. S. Chumakov, M. V. Maximenkov, A. K. Tishechkin, S. V. Buga. 1989. Beetles (Coleoptera) Pp. 19-57 in: Kryzhanovskij, O. L. (ed.) Flora & Fauna of Nature Reserves of the USSR. Insects of the Berezinsky Biosph. Reserve. Moscow: VINITI (in Russian).



Tishechkin, A. K. 1989. Numbers and distribution of owls in the Berezinsky Reserve. Pp. 261- 262 in: Proc. VI Zool. Conf. of the Byelorussian SSR. Minsk: Navuka i Tekhnika (in Russian).

Tishechkin, A. K., and A. E. Vintchevsky. 1989. Some observations on the sibling agression in Osprey (Pandion haliaetus L.). Pp. 263-264 in: Proc. VI Zool. Conf. of the Byelorussian SSR. Minsk: Navuka i Tekhnika (in Russian).

Byshniov, I. I., and A. K. Tishechkin. 1988. Common Crane in the Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve. Pp. in: Proc. XII East Baltic Ornithol. Conf. Vilnius: Mosklas (in Russian).



Tishechkin, A. K. 1988. On the diet of Ural Owl in Byelorussia. Pp. 226-227 in: Proc. XII East Baltic Ornithol. Conf. Vilnius: Mosklas (in Russian).

Tishechkin, A. K. 1986. Some peculiarities of Ural Owl vocalizationin Byelorussia. Pp. 281- 282 in: Proc. I All-Union Ornithol. Congress & IX All-Union Ornithol. Conf. Part 2. Leningrad: (in Russian).

Other

Tishechkin, A. K. 2007. Eucnemidae. Species web pages of the beetles of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 18 pp. First posted at http://entomology.lsu.edu/lsam/smokybeetles.htm in April 2007.

Tishechkin, A. K. 2007. Histeridae. Species web pages of the beetles of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 46 pp. First posted at http://entomology.lsu.edu/lsam/smokybeetles.htm in June 2007.

Tishechkin, A. K., and C. E. Carlton. 2007. Introduction to beetle inquilinism and systematics of the histerid subfamily Hetaeriinae. First posted in November 2007, last updated – February 2008. http://entomology.lsu.edu/lsam/inquilines/InquilineHetaeriine.htm

Caterino M. S., A. K. Tishechkin, and C. E. Carlton. 2005. Lucid key to genera of Chlamydopsinae (Coleoptera: Histeridae). First posted in December 2005, last updated – January 2007. http://entomology.lsu.edu/lsam/Chlamydopintro.htm


Tishechkin, A.K. 2005. Litter Blitz 2004. Southeastern Biology 52: 437-438.

Tishechkin, A.K. 2004. Litter Blitz 2004: New discoveries from Thunderhead Mountain and elsewhere. ATBI Quarterly 5 (4): 4.

Tishechkin, A.K. 2001. Histerid beetles (Coleoptera, Histeridae) of Louisiana. An annotated list with image links. First posted at http://www.lsu.edu/departments/entomology/lsam/Histers.Louisiana.htm in January 2001, last updated – January 2009.

Gritschik, W. W., and A. K. Tishechkin. 1993. New data on some rare and poorly-known bird species in upper Szczara River valley (Brest Region). Protected Animals of Belarus 3: 9- 11 (in Russian).



Tishechkin, A. K., and A. V. Kozulin. 1993. Materials on some bird species in Stviga River basin. Protected Animals of Belarus 3: 11-14 (in Russian).

Byshniov, I. I., and A. K. Tishechkin. 1990. New data on some rare birds of the Berezinsky Nature Reserve. Protected Animals of Belarus 1: 30-36 (in Russian).


In Press / Submitted
Tishechkin, A. K., and J. Schmidl. (accepted, September 2009) Beetles. In: Bouchet P., H. Le ` Guyader, and O. Pascal (eds). The Natural History of Santo. Patrimoines Naturels: Paris.
Sokolov, A. V. and A. K Tishechkin. (accepted, December 2009) Description of a new species of the genus Iliotona (Coleoptera: Histeridae) from Guatemala. Russian Journal of Entomology.
GRANTS and CONTRACTS

2009. A systematic revision of the New World Exosternini (Histeridae: Histerinae). National Science Foundation (DEB 0949790), 2010-2012, with M.S Caterino. $ 400,000.

2009. Revision of the Oriental species of the impressa-group of the genus Lilioceris (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Criocerinae). USDA-ARS-PSI (order # AG-3K06-P-09- 0283), 2009-10, with A.S. Konstantinov. $6,500.

2007. Imaging primary types of Coleoptera in the collection of U.S. National Museum, Smithsonian Institution. USDA-ARS & Smithsonian Institution (contract # 07-PO-331- 0000132511), 2007-08. $6,000

2004. Study of leaf beetles in Neotropical canopy fogging samples. USDA-ARS & Smithsonian Institution (contract # 43-3K84-5-410), 2004-05, with A.S. Konstantinov. $7,500.

2004. Identification of the Oregon Caves National Park beetle collection. US National Park Service, 2004, with C.E. Carlton. $ 2,300.

2001. Study of sap and myrmecophilous histerid beetles (Nitidulidae and Hetaeriinae) in SE Arizona. Sigma Xi, LSU Chapter. Grant-in-Aid of Research, with A.R. Cline. $ 1,000

1999. Systematics of the Inquilinous Hister Beetle Complex Mesynodites (Histeridae: Hetaeriinae). National Science Foundation (DEB 9815394), 1999-2003. with C.E. Carlton. $ 81,300.

1999. Pilot survey of the status and density of Spotted Eagles (Aquila pomarina and A. clanga) in Belarusian Polessia. Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Sandy, UK, 1999, with V.C.Dombrovsky. $ 3,000.

1998. Study of the Neotropical Hetaeriinae (Coleoptera: Histeridae) at the Canadian National Insect Collection. Visiting Researcher's Grant, CanaCol Foundation, Ottawa, Canada. CAN$ 750.

1998. Study of the Neotropical Hetaeriinae (Coleoptera: Histeridae) at the collection of the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago. Visiting Research Scholarship, Field Museum of Natural History. $ 500.

1996. Survey of lowland sedge mires as a habitat for endangered animal species in Belarus. Michael Otto Stiftung für Naturschutz, Hamburg, Germany, 1996-97 with A.V. Kozulin. DEM 14,000.

1996. Survey of the status of wildlife and natural habitats and improvement of protected area network in the Pripyat River floodplain (Belarus and Ukraine) Michael Otto Stiftung für Naturschutz, Hamburg, Germany, 1996-97, with A.V. Kozulin and M.E. Nikiforov. DEM 25,000.

1996. Taxonomic research on the Neotropical Hetaeriinae (Coleoptera: Histeridae) at German insect collections. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (436 WER 17/5/96), Bonn, Germany. DEM 4,000.



TEACHING

Courses Taught

ENTM 7001 General Entomology. Louisiana State University. Fall 2007. Co-advised with Dr. James Ottea

ENTM 4005 Insect Taxonomy. Louisiana State University. Spring 2007. Teaching assistant for Dr. Chris Carlton

ENTM 8900 Special Topics in Entomology: Advanced Coleopterology. Louisiana State University. Spring 2006. Co-advised with Dr. Chris Carlton

Endangered Animals and Ecosystems of Belarus. Department of Biology, Belarusian State University. Spring 1997, spring 1996

Theory and Practice of Taxonomy and Systematics. Department of Biology, Belarusian State University. Fall 1995, fall 1996

Biology & Chemistry for 6-11th grades. Mir Middle & High School, Baranawiczi Distr., Belarus. Fall 1983, spring and fall 1984

Graduate Advisees

Alexander E. Vintchevsky. MS (1989). Grodno State University, Belarus. Co-advised with Dr. Alexander Bakharev. Currently Conservation Officer, Birdlife International.



Svetlana A. Adamovich. MS (1998). Belarusian State University. Co-advised with Dr. Vadim Sidorovich. Currently High School Teacher, Maladzeczna District, Belarus.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Peer reviews

Journal articles: Annales Zoologici, Coleopterists Bulletin, Dugesiana, Florida Entomologist, Il Naturalista Valtellinese, Insectes Sociaux, Invertebrate Taxonomy, Psyche, Subbuteo, Zootaxa

Proposals: National Science Foundation

Editorial service

Co-editor: Contributions to Systematics and Biology of Beetles. Papers Celebrating the 80th Birthday of I.K. Lopatin. Pensoft: Sofia – Moscow. xvi+388 pp.

Editorial board member: Coleopterists Bulletin (2004-05), Subbuteo (1999-2009)

SYSTEMATIC & CURATORIAL WORK in MAJOR COLLECTIONS

Visits

Alexander König Museum, Bonn, Germany. 2000, 1 week; 1996, 2 weeks.
Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada. 2000 and 1998, 3 days each.
Canadian National Insect Collection, Ottawa, Canada. 2000, 3 days; 1998, 1 week.
Deutsche Entomologische Institut, Eberswalde, Germany. 1995-1996, 3 days each year.
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL. 1998, 10 days.
Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Gainesville, FL. 2004, 1997, 3 days each year.
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. 2008, 2 weeks. 2007. 1 week. 2006, 3 days. 2005, 2 weeks. 2004, 1 week; 2000, 1998, 3 days each year.
New Zealand Arthropod Collection, Auckland, New Zealand. 2006, 1 week
Natuurhistorisch Museum (J.Wasmann’s Collection), Maastricht, Netherlands. 2000, 1996, 3 days each year.
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, CA. 2006, 2 weeks.
Zoological Institute, St.Petersburg, Russia. 2000, 2 days; 1989-1997, 2 weeks annually.
Zoologische Museum, Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Germany. 1996, 4 days.
Zoologische Staadtsammlung, München, Germany. 1996, 4 days.
Major Loans Processed (several thousand specimens each)
2009. Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2008-2003. Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Gainesville, FL
2008-2002. National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
2008-2001. Insect Collection, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX
2006. M.L. Bean Life Science Museum, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
2006-2005. California Dept. of Food and Agriculture, Sacramento, CA
2007-2005. Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
2004-1998. Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, Heredia, Costa Rica
2004-1996. Snow Entomological Collections, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

FIELD EXPERIENCE

Perú (premontane and montane forests of east-central slope). 2009, 4 weeks. Beetle collecting with a special attention to inquilinous and forest litter beetles.

Vanuatu (montane forests of Espiritu Santo I.). 2006, 5 weeks. Arthropod sampling and beetle collecting for SANTO 2006 biodiversity survey.

Panamá (lowland forests). 2003, 6 weeks. 2004, 4 weeks. Arthropod sampling for IBISCA Project, collecting inquilinous beetles.

Arizona (Sky Islands Region). 2001, 2 weeks. General beetle collecting with a special attention to inquilinous beetles.

Tennessee/N Carolina/Virgina (southern Appalachian Mountains). 2001-08, 2-4 weeks each year. General beetle collecting within the All-Taxa Biodiversity Inventory with an emphasis on forest litter beetles.

Texas (Big Bend National Park). 2000, 1 week. General beetle collecting with a special attention to inquilinous beetles.

Ecuador (Amazonian lowland and montane forests). 1999. 8 weeks. 2008. 4 weeks. Beetle collecting with a special attention to inquilinous and canopy beetles.

Costa Rica (lowland and montane forests). 1998, 2 weeks. 2002, 4 weeks. General beetle collecting with a special attention to inquilinous beetles.

Louisiana. 1998-2009, 2-4 weeks annually. General beetle collecting with a special attention to inquilinous and pocket gopher burrow-dwelling beetles.

Kazakhstan (Tien Shan and Djungarian Mountains). 1989, 3 weeks. 1991, 4 weeks. Beetle collecting in a variety of steppe, montane forest and alpine habitats.

Russian Far East (Ussuri Region). 1988, 3 weeks. Beetle collecting in forest and coastal abitats.

Turkmenistan (Karakum Desert). 1985, 3 weeks. 1993, 3 weeks. Beetle, bird and mammal collecting.

Ukraine (Carpathian Mountains, Danube Delta, Black Sea coast, Polessia). 1983, 2 weeks. 1984, 4 weeks. 1990, 2 weeks. 1996, 2 weeks. Insect collecting and wildlife surveys in a variety of coastal, floodplain, forest, and subalpine habitats.

Russian Arctic (White Sea coast, S Yamal Peninsula). 1981, 5 weeks. 1982, 17 weeks. 1986, 5 weeks. Surveys and collecting of birds, beetles and mammals in various taiga, tundra and coastal habitats.

Belarus. 1979-97, 8-15 weeks annually. Surveys, field research and collecting, primarily on/of birds, beetles and mammals in various habitats throughout the country. 1999. 3 weeks. Survey of Spotted Eagles, beetle and bird collecting in Polessia. 2000. 3 weeks. Survey of Spotted Eagles, Aquatic Warblers, beetle and bird collecting in Polessia.



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