Michael Vecchione

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Michael Vecchione
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MICHAEL VECCHIONE NMFS National Systematics Laboratory National Museum of Natural History Washington, DC 20013-7012 phone: (202)633-1751, fax: (202)357-2986 e-mail: vecchiom@si.edu Education: B.S., 1972, University of Miami, Biology Major, Chemistry Minor. Ph.D., 1979, College of William and Mary, Marine Science (Biological Oceanography). Professional Experience: NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Systematics Laboratory (NSL). Positions: Jan 98 - present, Zoologist and NSL Director. Dec 86 - Dec 97, Zoologist. Nov 86 - present, Adjunct Scientist, Dept. of Invert Zoology (Mollusks), Smithsonian Inst. May 88 - present, Adjunct Faculty, School of Marine Science/Virginia Inst. of Marine Science (VIMS), College of William and Mary. McNeese State University, Dept. of Biological and Environmental Science. Positions: Aug 83 - Dec 86, Assistant Professor and Member of Graduate Faculty. Jan 81 - Aug 83, Adjunct Assistant Professor (Graduate Faculty Member). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Ecological Services. Positions: pr 80 - Jan 81, Environmental Biologist. Jun 79 - Apr 80, Fishery Biologist (part-time). Experience at Sea: 30 offshore cruises of 1-7 weeks duration (Chief Scientist on 10); North Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Central and North Pacific, Arctic, Antarctic. 45 coastal cruises of 1-7 days duration (Chief Scientist on 37). Exhibits and Public Programs at the National Museum of Natural History: Sant Ocean Hall, Curator/member of core team for permanent exhibition, opened Sep 08. Going to Sea, temp., opened Sep 08. Science at Sea. Joint NMFS/SI anniv. exhibit, temp., Feb-Sep 96. In Search of Giant Squid. May 94-May07. Selected Publications: 017 Vecchione, M. 1987. Juvenile ecology. pp. 61-84 In: Boyle, P. (ed.) Cephalopod Life Cycles. Vol II. Academic Press. London. 018 Vecchione, M. 1987. A multispecies aggregation of cirrate octopods trawled from north of the Bahamas. Bull. Mar. Sci. 40(1):78-84. 031 Vecchione, M. and C.F.E. Roper. 1991. Cephalopods observed from submersibles in the western North Atlantic. Bull. Mar. Sci. 49(1-2):433-445. 041 Vecchione, M. 1994. Systematics and the lifestyle and performance of cephalopods. Mar. Behav. Physiol. 25(1-3):179-191. 050 Vecchione, M. and B.B. Collette. 1996. Fisheries agencies and marine biodiversity. Ann. Missouri Bot. Garden. 83(1):29-36. 057 Vecchione, M. and R.E. Young. 1997. Aspects of the functional morphology of cirrate octopods: locomotion and feeding. Vie et Milieu 47(2):101-110. 068 Voss, N.A., M. Vecchione, R.B. Toll, and M.J. Sweeney. 1998. (eds.) Systematics and Biogeography of Cephalopods. Smithson. Contr. Zool. 586. 069 Young, R.E., M. Vecchione, and D.T. Donovan. 1998. The evolution of coleoid cephalopods and their present biodiversity and ecology. S. Afr. J. Mar. Sci. 20:393-420. 076 Vecchione, M. 2001. Cephalopods of the continental slope east of the United States. In: G. Sedberry (ed.) Island in the Stream. Oceanography and Fisheries of the Charleston Bump. American Fisheries Society Symp. 25:153-160. 080 Vecchione, M. and E.K. Shea. 2001. Phylum Mollusca: Cephalopoda. pp. 367-375 In: C.M. Young et al. (eds.) Atlas of Marine Invertebrate Larvae. Academic Press. 082 Vecchione, M., R. E. Young, A. Guerra, D. J. Lindsay, D. A. Clague, J. M. Bernhard, W. W. Sager, A. F. Gonzalez, F. J. Rocha, M. Segonzac. 2001. Worldwide observations of remarkable deep-sea squids. Science 294(5551):2505-2506. 088 Vecchione, M. and G. Pohle. 2002. Midwater cephalopods in the western North Atlantic Ocean off Nova Scotia. Bull. Mar. Sci. 71(2):883-892. 085 Vecchione, M. 2003. Cephalopoda. FAO Guide for Identification of Invertebrates of the Western Central Atlantic. 1:150-244. 092 Moore, J.A., M. Vecchione, B.B. Collette, R. Gibbons, K.E. Hartel, J.K. Galbraith, M. Turnipseed, M. Southworth, and E. Watkins. 2003. Biodiversity of Bear Seamount, New England Seamount Chain: Results of exploratory trawling. J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci.31:363-372. 091 Guerra, A., A. F. Gonzalez, F. Rocha, J. Gracia and M. Vecchione. 2004. Calamares gigantes varados, victimas de exploraciones acusticas. Investig. Ciencia Julio 2004:35-37. 096 Vecchione, M. 2004. Cephalopoda. In: Grzimek’s Encyclopedia of Animal Life. Vol. 2 Protostomes. pp. 475-490. 097 Holland, N.D., D.A. Clague, D.P. Gordon, A. Gebruk, D.L. Pawson and M. Vecchione. 2005. ‘Lophenteropneust’ hypothesis refuted by collection and photos of new deep-sea hemichordates. Nature 434:374-376. 101 Jereb, P., Roper, C.F.E. & Vecchione, M. 2005. Introduction. In P. Jereb & C.F.E. Roper, eds. Cephalopods of the world. FAO Species Catalogue. No. 4, Vol. 1. Rome, FAO. pp. 1-49. 113 Bergstad, O.A., T. Falkenhaug, O. Asthorsson, I. Byrkjedal, A. V. Gebruk, U. Piatkowski, I.G. Priede, R. S. Santos, M. Vecchione, and P. Lorance. 2007. Towards improved understanding of the diversity and abundance patterns of the mid-ocean ridge macro- and megafauna. Deep-Sea Research. 55:1-5. 114 Felley, J.D., M. Vecchione, and R. Wilson. 2007. Habitat preferences of deep-sea demersal nekton in the Charlie-Gibbs fracture zone of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Deep-Sea Research. 55:153-160. 115 Unger, M.A., E. Harvey, G.G. Vadas, and M. Vecchione. 2008. Persistent pollutants in nine speceis of deep-sea cephalopods. Mar. Poll. Bull. 56:1486–1512. Selected Electronic Resources: Cephalopod sections of Tree-of-Life (see Science 273:568-570), with R.E. Young et al. http://tolweb.org/tree?group=Cephalopoda&contgroup=Mollusca Cephalopods in Action multimedia web site, with J.D. Felley and C.F.E. Roper. http://www.mnh.si.edu/cephs/ New Taxa Described: 2 Families 6 Genera 14 Species
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