(February 2019)

CHRISTOPHER KENNETH STARR

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

Address

c/o Department of Life Sciences

University of the West Indies

St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago

ckstarr@gmail.com

Birth

• 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

• Dissertation: Defensive Tactics of Social Wasps


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, 2015-2019, 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).