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Curriculum Vitae (November 2016)

        CHRISTOPHER KENNETH STARR

Professor of Entomology (retired), University of the West Indies

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        c/o Department of Life Sciences
        University of the West Indies
        St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago
            ckstarr@gmail.com



Birthdate and place 
    16 August 1949 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

 

Citizenship 
    Canadian; permanent resident of Trinidad & Tobago

 

Education

    Early schooling in Canada, USA and Germany

    Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, BA (Biology) 1973

    University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, MA (Entomology) 1976

    University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, PhD (Entomology) 1981

 

Postdoctoral experience

    University of the West Indies, 1991-2014, Senior Lecturer and then Professor of Entomology

    National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan, 1990-1991, Visiting Specialist

    University of Georgia, 1988-1990, Postdoctoral Associate in Horticulture

    Smithsonian Institution, 1987-88, Postdoctoral Fellow in Entomology

    De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines, 1983-87, Professorial Lecturer and Associate Professor of Biology

    Visayas State College of Agriculture, Philippines, 1981-83, Associate Professor of Entomology

 

Membership in scholarly societies

    American Arachnological Society

    Association of Caribbean Historians

    International Society of Hymenopterists

    International Union for the Study of Social Insects

    Sigma Xi


Professional services

    1978-1979, Editor, Polistine Information Bulletin

    1979-2010, organizer or co-organizer of several symposia on the biology of social insects and the history of biology

    1989, Special Committee on Translation, Entomological Society of America

    1990-2011, organizing committee of several national and regional scientific meetings

    1991-1992, English editor, Chinese Journal of Entomology

    1991-1993, English editor, Bulletin of the National Museum of Natural Sciences

    1992-present, Archivist, International Union for the Study of Social Insects

    2001-2011, 2015-present, International Secretary, Andean-Caribbean Section of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects

    2011-2015, Membership Secretary, Andean-Caribbean Section of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects

 

Language

    Native language English.  Reading knowledge of most major modern Germanic and Romance languages, good speaking knowledge of some.  Basic reading knowledge of Russian.  Speaking knowledge of some East Asian languages adequate for field work (when warmed up).

 

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