education, Environment, San Joaquin, Stockton, Stockton

Pacific Professor has Lizard Named After Him


www.bilingualweekly.com 

Stockton, CA – Move over Gecko’s!  Stockton Professor Steven Anderson has a gecko named after him, the Carinatogecko stevenandersoni.  It’s a new species of lizard discovered in Iran that was named in his honor last month.

 

Anderson, emeritus professor of Biological Sciences at the University of the Pacific, was granted the honor by  Farhang Torki, a researcher who Anderson once advised. Torki announced the discovery of the new gecko species in the latest issue of the journal Salamandra.

Torki and Anderson first were introduced more than five years ago while Anderson mentored Iranian graduate students preparing papers for publication.  Anderson’s research interest is focused predominantly on Iranian fauna.  He also has an extensive teaching and research career and is the associate editor of the journal Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, as well as a consulting editor for Encyclopaedia Iranica for the past 20 years.  Anderson began his research more than 50 years ago in the biodiversity of Southwest Asia and has published more than 100 papers and three books. 

In addition, Anderson also has named a number of species from Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, and the United Arab Emirates.

“After some 50 years of research on the Iranian fauna, it is a dubious distinction to have a species wearing my name,”  Anderson said.  “It brings an amused sense of recognition to my past efforts and reinforces my determination to encourage future research in Iran.”

While at Pacific, Anderson taught ecology, environmental issues, ecological geography and natural history.  He said that being in the class room was a learning experience for himself, as it added to his passion for flora and fauna.  Anderson continues his work and research in the Middle East, potentially adding to his newest name sake Carinatogecko stevenandersoni. 

To read the article that granted the new name or to learn more about the subject, visit http://www.salamandra-journal.com and click on the Torki, F. article.

—–

Information provided by University of Pacific.

——-

Bilingual Weekly is your source of Stockton News, San Joaquin News, Stanislaus News, Manteca News, Lodi News, Tracy News, Modesto News in both English and Spanish.

About bilingualweekly

Bilingual Weekly News brings you community news in both English and Spanish, covering information such as Stockton News, San Joaquin News, Latino News, Hispanic News, Mexican-American News, Bilingual News, Government News, Political News, Arts News, Tracy News, Manteca News, Lodi News, Modesto News, Stanislaus News, Education News, Stockton Unified School District, San Joaquin County Office of Education, Health News, Environmental news, and much more!

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: