Vladimir I. OVTSHARENKO Ph.D.

MAILING ADDRESS: Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192.
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EDUCATION

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Systematics, morphology and evolution of  Invertebrates, Insects and Arachnids, particularly of the spiders; speciation, biogeography and phylogeny; biogeography and evolution of Holarctic, Asian, and Australian  spiders; ecology, comparative morphology, SEM, imaging techniques, biological illustration. 

AWARDS

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

SERVICE TO PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

REVIEWING ACTIVITIES

American Arachnology, American Museum Novitates, Arthropoda Selecta, Entomology Review, Proceedings of the ZISP RAS, Vestnik of Zoology, Zoological Journal, Zoosystematica Rossica.

TRAVEL AND FIELD EXPERIENCE

Visited and studied major collections:

·                                                                                                                                 Museum of Zoology, Turku University, Finland; 

Field Work:

Former USSR (throughout country, 1971-1992), Egypt (throughout country, 1989, 1990), Kenya (central and western, 1989), Mongolia (throughout country, 1985, 1986), Australia (throughout country, 1996, 1998), the USA (throughout country, 1993-2001).

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Articles:

1977. Ovtsharenko, V. I. The fauna and the distribution of spiders on the territory of the Caucasian Natural Reserve. The Bulletin of the Leningrad University, vol. 2, p.128.

1978. Ovtsharenko, V. I. Spiders of the family Salticidae (Aranei) of the Great Caucasus. Entomology Review, vol. 57, n.3, pp.682-686.

1979. Ovtsharenko, V. I. Spiders of the family Gnaphosidae, Thomisidae, Lycosidae (Aranei) of the Great Caucasus. Proceedings of the Zoological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, vol.85, pp.39-53.

1979. Ovtsharenko, V. I. The investigation of the morphological peculiarities of the close species of spiders by means of the Scanning Electronic Microscope. In: Structural - functional aspects of cells, tissues and organ investigation, p.167.

1979. Zyuzin, A. A. and V. I. Ovtsharenko. Taxonomic notes about the Pardosa incerta Nosek (Aranei, Lycosidae), a new species of spiders of the USSR fauna. Proceedings of the Zoological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, vol.85, pp.60-64.

1980. Ovtsharenko, V. I. and V. Y. Fet. The fauna and the ecology of the spiders (Aranei) of Badhyz (Turkmen Republic). Entomology Review, vol. 52, n.2, pp.442-447.

1980. Litvinova, A. N.,  A. S. Shlachtenok and V. I. Ovtsharenko. Fauna of spiders (Aranei) of Byelorussia. Article published by "VINITI" N 3114-80.

1980. Litvinova, A. N.,  A. S. Shlachtenok and V. I. Ovtsharenko. Level distribution of spiders in pine forests. Vestnik of Byelorussia of the Academy of Sciences, ser. biol., n.6, pp.98-102.

1981. Ovtsharenko, V. I. Morphological structure of pedipalps of the spider Haplodrassus signifer  (C. L. Koch)(Aranei, Gnaphosidae). In: Proceedings of the Zoological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, vol.106, pp.57-65.

1982. Ovtsharenko, V. I. Systematic list of spiders of the family Gnaphosidae of the European part of the USSR and the Caucasus. Entomology Review, vol. 61, n.4, pp.830-844.

1985. Ovtsharenko, V. I. Cuticular microstructure of the spider family Gnaphosidae (Aranei) and its use in the systematics. Proceedings of the Zoological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, vol.139, pp.27-35.

1986. Ovtsharenko, V. I. and Y. P. Krasnobaev. The fauna of the spiders (Aranei) of Kuibishev Region. In: Ecological Investigation in the Central Volga Region, pp.89-98.

1986. Ovtsharenko, V. I. and L. Ojungargal. Spiders of Eastern Mongolia. In: Natural conditions and biological resources of the People's Republic of Mongolia, Moscow, pp.175-176.

1988. Ovtsharenko, V. I. The faunogenetic composition of spiders of the family Gnaphosidae of the USSR. In: XI Europaisches Arachnologisches Colloquium, Helf. 23, pp.261-266.

1988. Ovtsharenko, V. I. and Y. M. Marusik. Spiders of the family Gnaphosidae (Aranei) of the North-East of the USSR (The Magadan Province). Entomology Review, vol. 67, n.1, pp.204-217.

1988. Ovtsharenko, V. I. The modern geographical range of the black widow spider Latrodectus tredecimguttatus (Rossi, 1970) on the territory Palearctic. In: Proceedings of the 5th All-Union meeting "Species and its productiveness in an areal". Tbilisi 10-12, November 1988, pp.203-205.

1989. Ovtsharenko, V. I. Cuticular microstructure of the Gnaphosidae spiders family (Arachnida, Aranei). In: Fauna and ecology of spiders and scorpions. Arachnological Proceeding. Academy of Sciences of the USSR, "Nauka", Moscow, pp.5-14.

1989. Ovtsharenko, V. I. Cuticular microstructure of spiders and its usage in the classification of Gnaphosidae family. Reports from the Department of Biology, University of Turku, n.19, p.70.

1990. Ovtsharenko, V. I. and L. G. Savelyeva. Fauna of spiders of the family Gnaphosidae (Araneae) of Eastern Kazakhstan region. In: Environment Protection and Exploitation of Natural Resources of Priirtishya, Ust-Kamenogorsk, vol.2, pp.194-196.

1991. Ovtsharenko, V. I. and N. I. Platnick. On the spider genus Fedotovia (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). The Journal of Arachnology, vol.19, n.2, pp.102-104.

1991. Platnick, N. I. and V. I. Ovtsharenko. On Eurasian and American Talanites  (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). The Journal of Arachnology, vol.19, n.2, pp.115-121.

1992. Ovtsharenko, V. I. Recent geographic distribution of the tribe Pterotrichini (Aranei, Gnaphosidae) in Palearctic. Proceedings of the Zoological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, vol.226, pp.129-131.

1992. Ovtsharenko, V. I. Zoogeography of the genus Gnaphosa  (Araneae, Gnaphosidae) in North Asia. In: XII International Congress of Arachnology, Brisbane, July 1992. Abstacts. p.59.

1992. Ovtsharenko, V. I., K. Y. Eskov and Y. M. Marusik. The International Arachnological Congress held in Finland. Proceedings of the Zoological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, vol.226, pp.138-141.

1992. Ovtsharenko, V. I. and Y. M. Marusik. Taxonomical notes on spiders (Aranei), described by A.Grube. Proceedings of the Zoological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, vol.226, pp.70-73.

1992. Ovtsharenko, V.I. and L. G. Savelyeva. Analysis of the fauna of spiders of the family Gnaphosidae of Eastern Kazakhstan. Proceedings of the Zoological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, vol.226, pp.194-196.

1992. Antonov S. M., L. G. Magazanik, V. I. Ovtsharenko, Ch. K. Tarabajev and I. M. Fedorova. Mechanisms of action of spider's venom and their role in taxonomy. Proceedings of the Zoological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, vol.226, pp.111-112.

1992. Savelyeva, L. G. and V. I. Ovtsharenko. Fauna and distribution of the spider family Gnaphosidae of the eastern Kazakhstan region. In: XII International Congress of Arachnology, Brisbane, July 1992. Abstacts. p.72.

1992. Ovtsharenko, V. I., N. I. Platnick, and D. X. SONG. A Review of the North Asian Ground Spiders of the Genus Gnaphosa (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., n. 212, 88 pp.

1993. Ovtsharenko, V. I. The Ground Spider of the Genus Synaphosus  (Gnaphosidae): taxonomy and zoogeography. American Arachnology, No. 48, p. 8.

1994. Ovtsharenko, V. I., G. Levy, and N. I. Platnick. A Review of the Ground Spider Genus Synaphosus (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). Am. Mus. Novitates., n.3095, 27 pp.

1994. Ovtsharenko, V. I. The remarkable montane distribution of ground spiders of the genus Parasyrisca (Gnaphosidae) in the Holarctic. American Arachnology, No. 50, p. 7-8.

1995. Ovtsharenko, V. I., N. I. Platnick, and Y. M. Marusik. A Review of the Holarctic Ground Spider Genus Parasyrisca (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). Am. Mus. Novitates., n.3147, 55 pp.

1995. Ovtsharenko, V. I. Spiders at Home. In: Rotunda, Vol.20, No.3, p.4.

1995. Ovtsharenko, V. I. Biodiversity of the North Asian Ground Spider Family Gnaphosidae (Araneae). In: XIIIth International Congress of Arachnology, 3rd to 8th September, 1995, Museum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland. Abstracts. p. 41.

1995. Ovtsharenko, V. I. The Australasian Ground Spiders of the Genus Anzacia (Gnaphosidae): Taxonomy and distribution. American Arachnology, n. 52, p.6.

1995. Ovtsharenko, V. I. and N. I. Platnick. On the Australasian Ground Spider Genera Anzacia and Adelphodrassus (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). Am. Mus. Novitates, n. 3154, 16 pp.

1995. Platnick, N. I. and V. I. Ovtsharenko. An Australian  ground spider of the genus Zelotes (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). Rec. West. Aust. Mus., 52: 131-133.

1996. Ovtsharenko, V. I. and Yu. M. Marusik. Additional data on the spiders of the family Gnaphosidae (Aranei) of the North-East of Asia. Entomological studies in the North-East of the USSR, (1991), Vladivostok, pp. 114-130.

1997. Ovtsharenko, V. I. The North Asian Ground Spiders of the Family Gnaphosidae (Araneae): Current Results. In: XVII European Colloquium of Arachnology, Edinburgh, 14th-18th July, 1997, p.26.

1998. Ovtsharenko, V. I. and N. I. Platnick. Taxonomical Notes on the Ground Spider Genus Gnaphosa (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). Am. Mus. Novitates., n.3234, 4 pp.

1998. Ovtsharenko, V. I. Biodiversity of the Australian ground spider of the family Gnaphosidae: preliminary results. In: XIV International Congress of Arachnology, June 28 to July 3, 1998, The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois, USA. p. 27.

1999. Ovtsharenko, V. I. The gnaphosid genera Homoeothele and Ceryerda (Araneae) in Australia: biology and taxonomy. In: 18th European Colloquium of Arachnology, Stara Lesna, July 12 to 17, 1999, Slovakia, p. 42.

2001. Ovtsharenko, V. I. The Australian Ground Spiders of the Family Gnaphosidae. In XV International Congress of Arachnology, March 26 to 30, 2001, Badplaas, South Africa. p. 123.

2001. Platnick, N. I., V. I. Ovtsharenko, and J. A. Murphy. A Review of the Ground Spider Genus Scotognapha (Araneae, Gnaphosidae) and its Radiation on the Canary and Salvage Islands. Amer. Mus. Novitates., n.3338, 22 pp

Manuscripts in Preparation:

A new species of the ground spider genus Parasyrisca (Araneae, Gnaphosidae) from Eastern Palearctic. (for Amer. Mus. Novitates).

A review of the African ground spiders of the genus Megamyrmaekion (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). (for Amer. Mus. Novitates).

A Review of the Holarctic Ground Spider Genus Coreodrassus (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). (for Amer. Mus. Novitates).

Last update: July 1, 2002