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Norman I. Platnick

Norman I. Platnick, American curator, entomologist. Vice president Center International de Documentation Arachnologie, 1986-1989 (president 1995-1998). Fellow Willi Hennig Society (founder, president 1990-1992); member American Arachnological Society (charter, membership secretary 1976—2002).

Background

  • Platnick, Norman I. was born on December 30, 1951 in Bluefield, West Virginia, United States. Son of Philip and Fannie (Kascenewsky) Platnick.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Concord College, 1968. Master of Science in Zoology, Michigan State University, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy in Biology, Harvard University, 1973.

    Career

    • Assistant curator American Museum Natural History, New York City, 1973-1977, associate curator, 1977-1982, curator, 1982-1998, chairman department entomology, 1987-1994, Peter J. Solomon Family curator, 1998—2010, senior scientist, since 2010. Program director biotic surveys and inventories National Science Foundation, 2002—2003. Science attaché Consulate of Gondwana, New York City, since 1976.

    Works

    • Author: The World Spider Catalog. Co-author: Systematics and Biogeography, 1981. Co-editor: Advances in Cladistics, 1983.

    Membership

    Vice president Center International de Documentation Arachnologie, 1986-1989 (president 1995-1998). Fellow Willi Hennig Society (founder, president 1990-1992). Member American Arachnological Society (charter, membership secretary 1976—2002).

    Connections

    • Married Nancy Stewart Price, June 14, 1970. 1 child, William Durin.
    Norman I. Platnick
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    Born December 30, 1951
    (age 65)
    • 1968
      Concord College
    • 1970
      Michigan State University
    • 1973
      Harvard University
    • 1973 - 1977
      Assistant, curator American Museum Natural History
    • 1982 - 1998
      Assistant, curator American Museum Natural History
    • 1998 - 2010
      Assistant, curator American Museum Natural History
    • 2002 - 2003
      program director, biotic surveys and inventories National Science Foundation
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