BRIAN KEITH URBAIN

bku@u.washington.edu

TITLES

    Collections Manager, Fish Collection, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences/Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, U.S.A.

EDUCATION

    B.S., Biological Sciences, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, U.S.A., 1986-1991

    Non-Matriculating, Zoology/Entomology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., 1994-present

POSITIONS

    Ichthyology Laboratory Technician, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, U.S.A., 1990-1991

    Exhibitions Assistant, Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, U.S.A., 1991

    Scientific Assistant, Department of Ichthyology, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, New York, U.S.A., 1991-1993

    Collections Manager, Fish Collection, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences/Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., 1993-present

    Project Coordinator, NSF-BS&I Grant: International Kuril Island Project, Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., 1994-present

FIELD EXPERIENCE

    IKIP-94: International Kuril Island Project: Southern Islands (Kunashir, Iturup, Zelionyi, and Shikotan), July-August 1994

    IKIP-95: International Kuril Island Project: South-Central Islands (Urup, Chirpoi, Broutona, Simushir, Ketoi, Ushishir, and Rasshua), July-September 1995

    Western Washington, U.S.A.: numerous collecting trips mostly in the Cascade and Olympic Mountains, 1995-present

    IKIP-96: International Kuril Island Project: North-Central Islands (Matua, Raikoke, Lovushki, Shiashkotan, Ekarma, Chirinkotan, Kharimkotan, and Onekotan), July-September 1996

    IKIP-97: International Kuril Island Project: Northern Islands (Paramushir, Makanrushi, Shumshu, Alaid, and Antsiferova), July-September 1997

    IKIP-98: International Kuril Island Project: Southern Islands (Kunashir, Iturup, Shikotan) and Habomai Islands (Anuchina, Tanfil'yeva, Iurii, Zelionyi, Polonskogo) July-September 1998

    IKIP-1999: International Kuril Island Project: Widespread (Kamchatka Peninisula, and the islands of Alaid, Paramushir, Shumshu, Onekotan, Shiashkotan, Matua, Rasshua, Yankicha, Ketoi, Simushir, Chirpoi, Urup, Iturup, and Kunashir), July-September 1999

PUBLICATIONS

    Takagi, S., Y. M. Marusik, M. ‘hara, and B. K. URBAIN. 1997. Records of Arctorthezia cataphracta from the Middle Kuril Islands and SEM observations of their wax-secreting organs (Homoptera: Coccoidea: Ortheziidae). Bulletin of the Otaru Museum, 10: 1-7.

    Kupianskaya, A. N., A. S. Lelej, and B. K. URBAIN. 2000. The ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of the Kuril Islands. Far Eastern Entomologist, 92: 1-21.

    Pietsch, T. W., K. Amaoka, D. E. Stevenson, E. L. MacDonald, B. K. URBAIN, and J. A. López. In Press. Freshwater fishes of the Kuril Islands and adjacent regions. Species Diversity, 54 ms pp., 2 figs., 1 table.

HONORS AND AWARDS

    1996 Distinguished Service Award, College of Ocean and Fisheries Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle; awarded for the development and implementation of an ongoing Elementary Outreach Program designed to expose elementary school children to ichthyodiversity using the Fish Collection in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.


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