Rod CRAWFORD - papers on Opiliones

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Birthdate: 19 September 1951

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA

BIOGRAPHY: Short CV at Burke Museum.
See also: The Spider Myths Site and Spider Collector's Journal.

B.S., Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1976.
Curatorial Associate (Arachnids), Burke Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1985-present.

FIELD EXPERIENCE: Extensive field work since 1971 for personal research on systematics, biogeography, and descriptive ecology of spiders, related arachnids, and cave invertebrates, 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 35 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 100,000 specimens. Survey and inventory, Kuril Islands, July-August 1994.

PUBLICATIONS: Since 1974, more than 50 scientific publications and more than 40 popular articles on the systematics, biogeography, and descriptive ecology of spiders, related arachnids, and cave invertebrates.

ADDRESS:Burke Museum / University of Washington
Box 353010 / Seattle, Washington 98195-3010 / United States





DISCLAIMER — This resource was first intended as for private use of the members of the arachnology lab of Museu Nacional, but later we thought "why not to share this with the world?". Eventually if greedy lawyers (redundance...) start to bother us with copyright matters, etc, we may have to be forced to quit the project and keep this just to ourselves.

Crawford, Rod[ney L.], 1974. Report of the speleobiologist of the Cascade Grotto of the National Speleological Society for the year 1973 with an account of explorations in the concrete limestone deposit, Skagit County, Washington. Washington Speleollogical Survey, Bulletin no. 8 (= Western Speleological Survey Serial, no. 47): 1-11.

Crawford, Rod[ney] L., 1974. Report on Milk Creek Cave. The Cascade Caver, 13(11/12): 7.

Crawford, Rod[ney] L., 1974. The biologist's chamber. Proudly presents: our first harvestman troglobite. The Cascade Caver, 13(8): 7-8.

Crawford, Rodney L., 1975. Letter to the Editor. Speleograph, 11: 153.

Crawford, Rod[ney] L., 1975. The biologist's chamber: cave energy sources. The Cascade Caver, 14(19): 100-101.

Crawford, Rod[ney] L., 1975. Troglobites in the Northwest. Northwest Caving, 5(2-4): 4-9.

Crawford, Rod[ney] L., 1976. The biologist's chamber: collecting, preserving, and conserving cave life. The Cascade Caver, 15(6): 60-61.

Crawford, Rod[ney L.], 1977. An annotated bibliography of Pacific Northwest speleobiology. Washington Speleological Survey, Bulletin no. 11 (=Western Speleological Survey Serial, no. 56): 1-12.

Crawford, R[odney] L., 1979. Autumn populations of spiders and other arthropods in an urban landfill. Northwest Science, 53(1): 51-53.

Crawford, R[odney] L., 1982. The invertebrate fauna of "solid" rock, with special reference to basaltic lava. Proceedings of the Washington State Entomological Society, no. 44, pp. 643-644.

Crawford, R[odney L.], 1983. Biota of volcanic caves: An introduction. (Abstr.) Proc. Natl. Speleol. Soc. Ann. Meeting, June 27-July 3, 1982, Bend, Oregon, [p. 6]. Inserted in: NSS [National Speleological Society] Bulletin, 45(1). 1983.

Crawford, Rodney L., 1984. Mt. St. Helens and spider biogreography. Proc. Washington Entomol. Soc., no. 46, 700-702.

Crawford, Rodney L., 1992. Catalogue of the genera and type species of the harvestman superfamily Phalangioidea (Arachnida). Burke Museum Contributions in Anthropology and Natural History, 8: 1-60.

Crawford, Rod[ney L.], 1993. The fauna of Washington lava tube caves. The 1993 NSS Convention Guidebook, National Speleological Society, Inc., place?, pages 50-54.

Crawford, Rodney L. & John S. Edwards, 1989. Alpine spiders and harvestmen of Mount Rainier, Washington, U. S. A.: taxonomy and bionomics. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 67(2): 430-446.

Crawford, R[odney] L., D. H. Mann & J. S. Edwards. 1983. Post-eruption studies of the arachnid fauna of Mt. St. Helens, Washington. Proc. Proceedings, Northwest Scientific Association, 56th Annual Meeting, p. 196.

Crawford, Rodney L. & Clyde M. Senger, 1985. Results of a cave invertebrate inventory in the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Proceedings of the Washington State Entomological Society (1984), no. 46, pp. 703-705.

Crawford, Rodney L. & George Veni, 1981. Preliminary report on the biology of Sorcerer's Cave, Texas. Proceedings of the Eighth International Congress of Speleology, Bowling Green, Kentucky, July 18-24, 1981, 1: 298-300

Crawford, Rodney L. and Yuri M. Marusik. 2007. Harvestmen (Arachnida: Phalangida or Opiliones) of Moneron Island. pp. 196-201 in: Flora and Fauna of Moneron Island [Rastitel'nyi i Zhivotnyi Mir Ostrova Moneron], S.Yu.Storozhenko, editor. Vladivostok, Russian Academy of Sciences (Far Eastern Branch), 324 pp. ISBN 5-8044-0719-8

Tsurusaki, Nobuo, and Rodney L. Crawford. 2001. Diversity and biogeography of harvestmen (Opiliones) of the Kuril Islands. Abstracts of the International Symposium on Kuril Island Biodiversity (Sapporo, Japan, 18-22 May 2001), p. 14-15.


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