Jens V. Vindum

  • Senior Collections Manager
  • Herpetology

Herpetofauna of Myanmar

Name: Dr. George R. Zug

Affiliation: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

http://vertebrates.si.edu/herps/herps_staff_pages/zug-staff.cfm

EDUCATION:     

1976  A.A., Biology, Skyline College

1978  B.A., Ecology and Systematic Biology, San Francisco State University

1983  M.A., Ecology and Systematic Biology, San Francisco State University

Thesis title:  Embryonic developmental rates and thermal tolerances of Taricha granulosa and T. torosa (Caudata: Salamandridae).

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:

1974-76  Teaching Assistant, Skyline College

Courses: Field Biology, Microbiology and Nature Study

1976-81  Teaching Assistant, San Francisco State University

Courses: Ecology, Herpetology, Natural History of the Vertebrates and Mammalogy

1978  Lecturer, San Francisco State University

Course: Natural History of the Vertebrates

1985  Instructor, San Francisco State University

Course: Herpetology

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

1979  Field Biologist, Bureau of Land Management, Western Nevada Vegetation Survey 

1981  Curatorial Assistant, Department of Herpetology, California Academy of Sciences

1981-90  Collections Manager, Department of Herpetology, California Academy of Sciences

1990-present  Senior Collections Manager, Department of Herpetology, California Academy of Sciences

 

GRANTS:

1984 G. L. Lindsay Fund Grant, California Academy of Sciences.  For field research in Palawan Province, Philippines

1986 G. L. Lindsay Fund Grant, California Academy of Sciences.  For field research in Kitui District, Kenya

1996 National Science Foundation.  Visitor Facility Upgrade of the Department of Herpetology, California Academy of Sciences.  R.C. Drewes and J.V. Vindum.  $27,207

1997 National Science Foundation.  Replacement of Metal Specimen Tags in the Herpetology Collection, California Academy of Sciences.  R.C. Drewes and J.V. Vindum.  $90,000 

1997 Biodiversity Support Program, CARPE.  Biotic Surveys of Bioko and Mbini, Equatorial Guinea.  T.B. Smith, B. Larison, D. Girman, D. Stauffer, B. Mila, R.C. Drewes, C.E. Griswold, J.V. Vindum and D. Ubick.  $84,900

1999 National Science Foundation.  Support for the Tissue Collection of the Department of Herpetology, California Academy of Sciences.  R.C. Drewes and J.V. Vindum.  $19,077.

2002 National Science Foundation.  The HerpNET Community Informatics Project: Development of a Distributed Information Network of North American Herpetological Databases (HerpNET).  R.C. Drewes and J.V. Vindum.  $63,554.

2005 National Science Foundation.  The Rectification and Digitization of the Alcala and Brown Philippine Collection of Amphibians and Reptiles, California Academy of Sciences. A. E. Leviton, M. S. Koo, and J.V. Vindum.  $214.386.

2005 National Science Foundation.  Amphibian and Reptile Diversity of Myanmar (Burma). A.E. Leviton, G.R. Zug and J.V. Vindum.  $320,000.

 

CONTRACTS:

1997 Amphibian and Reptile Survey of the Tahoe National Forest, $8,065.96

1998 Amphibian and Reptile Survey of the Plumas/Tahoe National Forest, $30,468.00

1999 Amphibian and Reptile Survey of the Plumas/Tahoe National Forest, $20,000.00

1999 Amphibian and Reptile Survey of the Mendocino National Forest, $7,715.00

1999 Amphibian and Reptile Survey of the Sierra National Forest, $11,122.00

2000 Amphibian and Reptile Survey of the Sierra National Forest, $12,000.00

2000 Amphibian and Reptile Survey of the Sequoia National Forest, $9,912.00

2000 Amphibian and Reptile Survey of the Mendocino National Forest, $11,134.00

2001 Amphibian and Reptile Survey of the Sequoia National Forest, $7,240.00

2001 Amphibian and Reptile Survey of the Mendocino National Forest, $13,214.00

2001 Amphibian and Reptile Survey of the Plumas National Forest, $2,500.00

2002 Amphibian and Reptile Survey of the Sequoia National Forest, $14,535.00

2002 Amphibian and Reptile Survey of the Lassen National Forest, $7,978.84

2003 Amphibian and Reptile Survey of the Lassen National Forest, $28,250.60

2004 Amphibian and Reptile Survey of the Presidio of San Francisco, $19,539.00

 

FOREIGN FIELD EXPERIENCE:

1982 Kenya: Kisumu area of western Kenya

1984 Philippines: Palawan Province

1984 Lesser Antilles: Bonaire Island

1986 Kenya: Kitui District

1986 Micronesia: Pohnpei and adjacent atolls

1987 Kenya: Kilifi District

1988 Tanzania: Tanga Region

1988 Kenya: Kilifi District

1990 Uganda: Impenetrable Forest

1993 South Africa and Namibia

1994 South Africa, Namibia and Zambia

1995 Kenya: Kajiado and Samburu Districts

1996 Uganda: Bwindi (Impenetrable) National Park

1998 Myanmar: Mandalay area

1998 Equatorial Guinea: Bioko Island

1999 Myanmar: Alaungdaw Katapha National Park

2000 Myanmar: Ayeyarwady Delta

2001 Sao Tome and Principe

2002 Myanmar: Shan State

2002 China: Yunnan Province

2003 Myanmar: Kachin State

2005 China: Yunnan Province

2006 Sao Tome and Principe

2007 Myanmar: Bago Division

2007 China, Yunnan Province

2008 Myanmar: Mon State

2008 Myanmar: Kachin State

2009 Myanmar: Thanitharyi Division

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

     Herpetologist's League

     Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptilies

     American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

ABSTRACTS:

1981.  Vindum, J. V. and J. P. Mackey.  The tolerance of Taricha torosa egg masses to desiccation.  61st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Abstracts.

1992.  Vindum, J. V. and D. B. Catania.  Treatment of locality data in computer databases for natural history collections: some cautionary notes.  Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections. 7th Annual Meeting.

1992.  Vindum, J. V. and D. B. Catania.  Treatment of locality data in computer databases for natural history collections: some cautionary notes.  American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (72nd), The Herpetologists' League (40th), and the American Elasmobranch Society (8th).

 

PUBLICATIONS:

1990.  Bauer, A. M. and J. V. Vindum.  A checklist and key to the herpetofauna of New Caledonia, with remarks on biogeography.  Proceeding of the California Academy of Sciences 17:17-44.

1991.  Jennings, M. R. and J. V. Vindum.  A new tool for safely killing venomous snakes in the field.  California Fish and Game 77:103-105.

1993.  Bauer, A. M., J. V. Vindum and R. C. Drewes.  A summary of African holdings and African research of the Department of Herpetology, California Academy of Sciences.  Journal of the Herpetological Accociation of Africa  41:10-13. 

1994.  Drewes, R. C. and J. V. Vindum.  Amphibians of the Impenetrable Forest, Southwest Uganda.  Journal of African Zoology  15:55-70.

1997.  Vindum, J. V. and E. N. Arnold.  The northern alligator lizard (Elgaria coerulea) in Nevada.  Herpetological Review  28:100.

1998.  Spencer, C. L., M. M. Tierney, M. S. Koo and J. V. Vindum.  New county records from Sierra and Nevada Counties, Tahoe National Forest, California, USA.  Herpetological Review  29:182-183.

1998.  Vindum, J. V.  Geographic Distribution: Masticophis lateralisHerpetological Review  29:114-115.

1999.  Koo, M. S., C. Roberts and J. V. Vindum.  New county records for Butte, Nevada, Plumas, and Yuba Counties, California, USA.  Herpetological Review  30:178-179.

2000.  Lucas, R. S. and J.V. Vindum.  New county records from Colusa, Glenn, Plumas, and Yuba counties, Mendocino and Plumas National Forests, California, USA.  Herpetological Review  31:194-195.

2003.  Vindum, J. V., Htun Win, Thin Thin, Kyi Soe Lwin, Awan Khwi Shein and Hla Tun.  A new Calotes (Squamata: Agamidae) from the Indo-Burman Range of Western Myanmar (Burma). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 54:1-16.

2003.  Leviton, A. E., G. O.U. Wogan, M. S. Koo, G. R. Zug, R. S. Lucas, and J. V. Vindum. The dangerously venomous snakes of Myanmar. Illustrated checklist with keys. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 54: 407-460.

2004.  Schulte, J. A., II, J. V. Vindum, Htun Win, Thin Thin, Kyi Soe Lwin, and Awan Khwi Shein. Phylogenetic relationships of the genus Ptyctolaemus (Squamata: Agamidae) with a description of a new species from the Chin Hills of Western Myanmar. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 55: 222-247.

2005.  Gonzalez, M., Kyi Soe Lwin and J. V. Vindum. New records for Scincella victoriana (Shreve, 1940) from the Chin Hills, Myanmar. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 56(26): 391-392

2005.  Gonzalez, M. and J. V. Vindum. Eutropis longicaudata (Long-tailed Sun Skink). Herpetological Review 36:336-337.

2006.  Zug, G. R., H. H. K. Brown, J. A. Schulte II, and J. V. Vindum. Systematics of the Garden Lizards, Calotes versicolor Group (Reptilia, Squamata, Agamidae), in Myanmar: Central Dry Zone Populations. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 57(2): 35-68.

2007.  Zug, G. R., J. V. Vindum, and M. S. Koo.  Burmese Hemidactylus (Reptilia, Squamata, Gekkonidae); taxonomic notes on tropical Asian Hemidactylus.  Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 58: 387-405.

2008.  Leviton, A. E., G. R. Zug, J. V. Vindum, and G. O. U. Wogan.  Handbook to the dangerously venomous snakes of Myanmar.  California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.  122 pp.

2008.  Wogan, G. O. U., J. V. Vindum, J. A. Wilkinson, M. S. Koo, J. B. Slowinski, H. Win, T. Thin, S. W. Kyi, S. L. Oo, K. S. Lwin, and A. K. Shein.  New country records and range extensions for Myanmar amphibians and reptiles.  Hamadryad 83: 83-96.

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