RODNEY L. CRAWFORD
Curatorial Associate (Arachnids), Burke Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195
B.S., Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1976
Curatorial Associate (Arachnids), Burke Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1985-present
SELECTED GRANTS AND CONTRACTS:
U. S. Forest Service contract, Mount St. Helens Cave Basalt Biological Inventory, 1983-1984
Graduate School Research Fund, University of Washington, Mount St. Helens, Interim Research grant, 1988-1989
U. S. Forest Service, Old Growth Wildlife Habitat Invertebrate Survey, 1988-1989
State of Washington, Department of Wildlife, Washington Arthropod Conservation Status Inventory, 1989-1990
Cave Research Foundation, Cave Invertebrate Inventory and Monitoring, Lava beds National Monument, 1969-1992
State of Washington, Department of Agriculture, Baseline Inventory of Non-target Lepidoptera, Asian Gypsy Moth Aerial Spray Area, King and Pierce Counties, Washington, 1992
National Park Service, Cave Invertebrate Survey and monitoring, Oregon Caves National Monument, 1992-1993
U. S. Department of Agriculture, First-year Monitoring of non-target Lepidoptera, Asian Gypsy Moth Aerial Spray Area, 1993.
State of Washington, Department of Wildlife, Invertebrate Survey, Shrub-Steppe Habitat Project, 1993.
All of the above projects involved extensive field work. In addition, extensive field work since 1971 for personal research on systematics, biogeography, and descriptive ecology of spiders, related arachnids, and cave invert
ebrates, spending up to 40 days per year in the field, often as part of formal and semi-formal expeditions organized by the Burke Museum, Cave Research Foundation, and other groups. Also relevant is 22 years of experience building the Burke Museum spider
collection from less than 3,000 specimens in canning jars to a fully curated and computer catalogued major systematic resource of over 60,000 specimens. Survey and inventory, Kuril Islands, July-August 1994.
Since 1974, 48 scientific publications (four in press) and 43 popular articles on the systematics, biogeography, and descriptive ecology of spiders, related arachnids, and cave invertebrates.
Five titles most relevant to the present proposal:
- CRAWFORD, R. L. 1983. Grid systems for recording specimen collection localities in North America. Syst. Zool., 32(4): 389-402.
- CRAWFORD, R. L., and J. S. Edwards. 1986. Ballooning spiders as a component of arthropod fallout on Mt. Rainier, Washington, U.S.A. Arctic Alpine Res., 18(4): 429-437.
- Edwards, J. S., R. L. CRAWFORD, P. M. Sugg, and M. A. Peterson. 1987. Arthropod recolonization in the blast zone of Mount St. Helens. pp. 329-333, In: S. A. C. Keller (ed.). Mount St. Helens: five years later. Eastern Washington University
Press, Cheney, Washington.
- CRAWFORD, R. L. 1988. An annotated checklist of the spiders of Washington. Burke Mus. Contrib. Anthrop. Nat. Hist., 5: 148.
- CRAWFORD, R. L., and J. S. Edwards. 1989. Alpine spiders and harvestmen of Mt. Rainier, Washington, U.S.A: taxonomy and bionomics. Canad. Jour. Zool., 67: 430-446.
Five other significant publications:
- CRAWFORD, R. L. 1979. Autumn populations of spiders and other arthropods in an urban landfill. Northwest Sci., 53(1): 51-53.
- CRAWFORD, R. L. 1981. A critique of the analogy between caves and islands. Proceedings, Eighth International Congress of Speleology, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1: 295-297.
- CRAWFORD, R. L. 1990. Discovery of Caviphantes saxetorum in North America; status of Scironis tarsalis (Araneida, Linyphiidae). Jour. Arachn., 18(2): 235-236.
- CRAWFORD, R. L. 1992. Catalogue of the genera and type species of the harvestmen superfamily Phalangioidea (Arachnids). Burke Mus. Contrib. Anthrop. Nat. Hist., 8: 1-60.
- Buckle, D. J., D. Carroll, R. L. CRAWFORD, and V. D. Roth. In Press. Linyphiidae (Araneida) of America North of Mexico: Catalogue, Synonymy, and Literature. Amer. Arachn. Soc.