Malacology Collections Manager
Florida Museum of Natural History
245 Dickinson Hall
Museum Road & Newell Drive
Gainesville, Florida 32611
Phone: (352) 392-1721x456
- PhD student, Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 2010 (estimated)
- Master of Arts, Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, January 1992
- Bachelor of Science, Biology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, May 1988
- 2000-present, Senior Scientist/Collection Manager, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL: Manage large
natural history collection and conduct specimen-based research.
- 2003-present, Molluscan Identifier, United States Department of Agriculture, Gainesville, FL. Identify mollusks
intercepted or collected in monitoring programs and alert USDA of the introduction of new alien species of mollusks.
- 1992-1999, Collections Manager, Field Museum, Chicago, IL: Managed large natural history collection and conducted
- 1989-1991, Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, Taught undergraduate biology and
invertebrate zoology laboratories.
- 1987-1988, Collections Assistant, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Identified and organized molluscan collections.
- Slapcinsky, J. 2006. Paryphantopsis (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Charopidae) from the Louisiade Archipelago of New
Guinea. The Nautilus 120(4): 119-130
- Kraus, F., Allison, A., Polhemus, D. A and Slapcinsky, J. 2006. Wildlife resources survey for Papua New Guinea.
Final report to the Department of Environment and Conservation, Boroko, Papua New Guinea. 147 p.
- Slapcinsky, J. 2005. Six new species of Paryphantopsis from the Papuan Peninsula, New Guinea. The Nautilus
- Robinson, D. and Slapcinsky, J. 2005 Recent introductions of alien gastropods into North America. American
Malacological Bulletin 20(1/2):89-93.
- Slapcinsky, J. and Coles, B. 2004. Revision of the genus Pilsbryna (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Gastrodontidae) and
comments on the taxonomic status of Pilsbryna tridens. The Nautilus 118(2): 55-70.
- Keegan, W. F., Portell, R. W. and Slapcinsky, J. 2003. Changes in invertebrate taxa at two pre-Columbian sites
in southwestern Jamaica, AD 800-1500. Archaeological Science 30: 1607-1617.
- Bieler, R. and Slapcinsky, J. 2000. A case study for the development of an island fauna: recent terrestrial mollusks
of Bermuda. Nemouria 44: 1-100.
- Symposium and Meeting Organization
- 1998 Assisted, American Arachnological Society, Annual Meetings, Chicago
- 1996 Assisted, American Malacological Union (AMU) Annual Meetings, Chicago
- 1996 Organized Collection Management Symposium, AMU, Chicago
- Public Outreach
- 2002-2005 Presented research to classes at schools in 5 villages in Papua New Guinea
- 1997-2006 Invited to give 9 talks to 5 groups of molluscan enthusiasts
- 1992-1999 Chicago Shell Club, President of group of molluscan enthusiasts
- Student Training
- 2006-2007 Trained a UF student (Robert Lasley) in land snail taxonomy leading to the submission
of a coauthored paper (in press)
- Public Database
- American Malacological Bulletin; Nautilus; Northeastern Naturalist; Veliger; Walkerana
RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
- King Leopold III Award, World Congress Malacology, 2007: best paper on tropical conservation
- Horton Hobbs Award, University of Virginia, 1992: academic excellence in invertebrate studies
- Faculty Award, George Mason University 1988: academic excellence and departmental service
- Slapcinsky, J. 2007. Diversity of terrestrial snails in Papua New Guinea: Have we only scratched
the surface? World Congress of Malacology, Antwerp, Belgium [symposium presentation].
- Slapcinsky, J. 2005. Terrestrial snails of the Louisiade Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, American
Malacological Society, Monterey, California [symposium presentation].
- Slapcinsky, J. 2004. Delineating the distributions of alien terrestrial mollusks in North America.
American Malacological Society, Sanibel, Florida [symposium presentation].
- Slapcinsky, J. 2004. Terrestrial mollusks from the Papuan Peninsula, Papua New Guinea. American
Malacological Society, Sanibel, Florida.
- Robinson, D. and Slapcinsky, J. 2003. Introductions of alien terrestrial gastropods into North
America. American Malacological Society, Ann Arbor, Michigan [symposium presentation].
Updated: 30 July, 2007