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by Alberto Masi
Charles Gald Sibley è morto
un grazie da tutti gli ornitologi italiani
A.B. 1940; Ph.D. 1948 in Zoology,
University of California, Berkeley.
Minor fields: Paleontology, Botany.
1940-1941: Graduate School, University of California, Berkeley.
1941-1942: Field Biologist, Bubonic Plague Suppressive Measures, U.S.
Public Health Service.
1942-1945: U.S. Navy, Ensign to Lieut. Communications and Medical Service
1946-1948. Graduate School, University of California, Berkeley.
1948-1949: Instructor in Zoology and Curator of Birds, University of Kansas.
1949-1953: Assistant Professor of Zoology, San Jose State College, California.
1953-1965: Associate Professor and Professor of Zoology; Curator of Birds;
1965-1986: Professor of Biology and William Robertson Coe Prof. of
Ornithology, Dept of Biology; and Curator of Birds, Peabody Museum
of Natural History, Yale University.
1970-1976: Director, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University.
1986: Professor of Biology, Emeritus, Yale University.
1986-1992: Dean's Professor of Science and Prof. of Biology, San Francisco
1993- Adjunct Prof. of Biology, Sonoma State University (by invitation).
United States: all regions and states. Mexico: six trips
(1939, 1941 (2), 1946, 1948, 1950. Honduras: 1973. Costa Rica: 1972. South
America: 1956, six countries. Europe: 1954, 1958, 1959-60 (sabbatic year),
1966, 1970, 1982, 1984, 1985 - mostly short visits; Africa: 1964, 1974, six
countries, short visits. Australia: 1963, 1968, 1974, 1983, short visits.
New Guinea: 1945, 1968, 1969. New Zealand: 1964, 1983, 1990. New Hebrides,
Solomon Islands, Bismarck Archipelago, Philippines: 1944-1945, 19 months.
Japan: Dec. 1992.
Experience: Fossil birds, 1939-1942. Geographic
speciation, and interspecific hybridization in wild bird populations,
1941-1957. Biochemical and molecular studies of proteins and DNAs of birds
and mammals -- phylogeny reconstruction, classification, rates of genomic
evolution, etc. 1957-1998.
and Other Activities:
Member of ca. 15 scientific societies, U.S. and foreign;
Fellow, Honorary, or Corresponding Fellow of seven; officer or council
member of five - 1946-present.
Guggenheim Fellow, 1959-1960. Oxford University.
Treasurer, American Ornithologists' Union, 1953-1962.
Secretary-General, 13th International Ornithological Congress, 1958-1962.
Brewster Memorial Medal of the American Ornithologists' Union, 1971.
Editorial Board, Evolution, (past).
Editorial Board, Journal of Molecular Evolution, 1983-present.
Editorial Board, Molecular Biology and Evolution, 1986-present.
Editorial Board, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 1991 -present.
President, American Ornithologists' Union, 1986-1988.
President, 20th International Ornithological Congress, 1986-1990. New Zealand.
Member, National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A., elected 1986.
Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal, National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A., 1988
Alessandro Ghighi Medal, National Institute of Wildlife Biology, Italy. 1991.
1939-present - 132 titles, of which 77 pertain to molecular
systematics and evolution.
Four books: "Phylogeny and Classification of Birds" (with Jon Ahlquist).
Yale Univ. Press. 1990
"Distribution and Taxonomy of Birds of the World" (with Burt Monroe). Yale
Univ. Press. 1990
"A World Checklist of Birds" (with Burt Monroe). Yale Univ. Press. 1993.
"Birds of the World by Dr. Charles Sibley." Thayer Birding Software. 1995
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