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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 specimen-based research.
  • 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 119(1): 27-42.
  • 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
  • Reviewerships
    • American Malacological Bulletin; Nautilus; Northeastern Naturalist; Veliger; Walkerana
  • 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

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