Adorian Ardelean   

Adorian Ardelean

Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy (PEET)      
Postal address:  
Division of Biological Sciences 
University of Kansas 
Lawrence 
KS 66045 USA 
 E-mail address:adorian@ku.edu 
 Telephone number: (785) 864-4607 
 Fax number: (785) 864-5321 

Syngraph Homepage

Sea anemones from the Black Sea 

3D Images in biology 

Colouring in opical microscopy 

Anthozoa files of Tree of Life 

Invertebrate Zoology at Kansas University 

University of Kansas main HomePage 

Kansas Natural History Museum main HomePage

     
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Date of Birth: 18.06.1971 
Place of Birth: Timisoara, a city in the Banat, which is the western province of ROMANIA. 
Status: Married 
Nationality: Romanian

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Education: 

1977-1981: Primary school in Timisoara. (Liceul de Filologie-Istorie)
1981-1984: Secondary school in Timisoara. (Liceul de Filologie-Istorie)
1985-1989: High school in Timisoara (profile Chemistry-Biology)
1989 - Baccalaureate degree in Chemistry-Biology, (Liceul de Filologie-Istorie)
1990-1995: University education in general Biology, at the West University of Timisoara
1995 - Licence in Biology; Thesis: Aspects of the Morphology and Behavior in Actinia equina.
1996 -1998 Doctoral student at Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca (Department of Biology)
1998 - present Graduate student at University of Kansas (Ph.D)

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Graduate History at KU: 

First semester at KU: Summer/Fall 1998
Admitted for: Ph.D. program
Ph.D. Sponsor: Dr. D. Fautin
Meeting of Graduate Interview Committee: July, 1998 - Dr. D. Fautin, Dr. L. Trueb and Dr. E. Wiley
Chair of Graduate Committee: Dr. D. Fautin
Thesis subject: Revision of the family Actinodendridae

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Professional Employment: 

Teaching Asisstant - Faculty of Chemistry-Biology-Geography, Department of Biology (West University of Timisoara) 

1995 - 1998: Invertebrate Zoology 
1996 - 1997: The Gathering, Preservation and Preparation of Biological Material. 

Research Assistant - The University of Kansas Natural History Museum, Division of Invertebrate Zoology.

Summer 1998 - Summer 2000: under Daphne Fautin’s Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy (PEET) grant.
Fall 2000 - Present: under Daphne Fautin’s National Ocean Partnership Program (NOPP) grant  

Curatorial Assistant - The University of Kansas Natural History Museum, Division of Invertebrate Zoology.

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Projects: 

Revision of the family Actinodendronidae -- doctoral thesis.
Task: to produce a monograph that will include species descriptions and phylogenetic analysis of the group.

Hexacorallians of the World -- Catalogue of taxa, bibliography of literature in which they were described, inventory of type specimens, distribution maps, and images.
Task: development, synonymy, classification, web interface, factotum.

Syngraph -- a computer application that that allows linkage of any published name to any other using a lexicon of modifiers that are conventional in taxonomy.
Task: development.

Tree of Life -- Internet pages for phylum Cnidaria.
Task: technical assistance, development.

ITIS -- Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
Task: provide classification of valid species within Actiniaria, Corallimorpharia, and Ceriantharia.

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Publications: 

Ardelean A. (1996) - Aspects Regarding the Approach of Comportamental Investigations in Actinia equina (Anthozoa). Annals of the University of Timisoara, Seria Biologie, vol 1.

Ardelean A. (1996) - Locomotion Keyframes in Actinia equina (Anthozoa). Annals of the University of Timisoara, Seria Biologie, vol 1.

Ardelean A. (1998) - Anthozoa Encyclopaedia (alpha Version) a Multimedia Database about Sea Anemones and Corals. The 2nd International Symposium Interdisciplinary Zonal Research, December 11 - 12 1997, Timisoara, Romānia.

Ardelean A. (2002) - Environmental GIS modeling of distribution patterns in Actinodendron plumosum, a sea anemone with a large geographic range [abstract]. Eos (Trans. AGU), Ocean Sci. Mtg. Suppl. 83:OS42C-141. This presentation was awarded an Outstanding Student Paper Award by the Ocean Sciences Section of the American Geophysical Union at the Ocean Science meeting in February, 2002. [me at this meeting]

Ardelean A (accepted). Reinterpretation of some tentacular structures in actinodendronid and thalassianthid sea anemones (Cnidaria: Actiniaria). Zoologische Verhandelingen, Leiden.

Daly M., Ardelean A., Cha H-R., Campbell C. A., and Fautin D. G. (submitted). A new species, Adamsia obvolva (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Actiniaria), from the Gulf of Mexico, and a discussion of the taxonomy of carcinoecium-forming sea anemones. Bulletin of Marine Science.

Ardelean A. (submitted). A new species of the sea anemone Megalactis (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Actiniaria: Actinodendridae) from Taiwan and designation of a neotype for the type species of the genus


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e-Publications:

Ardelean A. and Trandafir G. (1999) - Black Sea Invertebrates.

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Oral presentations:

Ardelean A. (May 22, 1997) - Computer Analysis of Behavioural Links. Academic Days of Timisoara, Romanian Academy, branch Timisoara.

Fautin D.G., Bartley J., Henning J., Fullerton M.D., and Ardelean A. (November 3-4, 1999) - An Electronic Atlas of Sea Anemones. Ocean Biogeographical Information Systems (OBIS), Washington, D.C.

Ardelean A. (10 April 2000) - Tentacle branching pattern in the sea anemone family Actinodendronidae Haddon 1898. SigmaXi Research Paper Competition.

Ardelean A. (19 April 2000) - Tentacle branching pattern in the sea anemone family Actinodendronidae Haddon 1898. Museum Seminar: The University of Kansas Natural History Museum.

Ardelean A. (21 October, 2000) - Tentacle branching pattern in the sea anemone genus, Actinodendron (Anthozoa: Actiniaria: Actinodendronidae). The Fifth Graduate Student Research Retreat.

Ardelean A. (6-8 November, 2000) - Syngraph: Synonymy application. NOPP Grant Workshop held at University of Kansas, Haworth Hall (presenter)

Ardelean A. (15 April 2001) - Variability in the sea anemone genus Actinodendron (Anthozoa: Actiniaria: Actinodendronidae). SigmaXi Research Paper Competition.

Ardelean A. (5 December 2001) - Syngraph. First OBIS Technical Workshop, Lawrence, Kansas.

Ardelean A. (1 July 2002) - Predicted geographic distributions aid taxonomic decisions within sea anemone genus Actinodendron (Anthozoa: Actiniaria). Evolution Meeting. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Ardelean A. (10 July 2003) - Variability in nematocysts from a single individual of Actinodendron arboreum (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Actinodendridae). The 7th International Conference on Ceoelnterate Biology. University of Kansas, Lawrence.


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Ardelean A. (December 12,1997) - Anthozoa Encyclopaedia. The 2nd International Symposium Interdisciplinary Zonal Research, Romanian Ministry of Research and Technology & Romanian Academy Timisoara Branch Office.

Fautin D.G., Fullerton M.D., Bartley J., and Ardelean A. (November 18, 1999) - Sea Anemone Distributions and their Environmental Correlates. Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone Fourth Open Science Meeting, Bahia Blanca, Argentina.

Ardelean A. (January, 2000) - Tentacle branching pattern in the sea anemone family Actinodendridae Haddon 1898. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Atlanta.

Ardelean A. (March, 2000) - Tentacle branching pattern in the sea anemone family Actinodendridae Haddon 1898. Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy (PEET), Conference on The Monographic Process, Washington DC, March, 2000

Ardelean A., Fautin D.G., and Hunsinger K. (January 5, 2001) - Managing taxonomic synonyms. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Chicago.

Ardelean A., Fautin D.G., and Hunsinger K. (April 7, 2001) - Managing taxonomic synonyms. Kansas Academy of Science, Lawrence, Kansas.

Ardelean A. (28 June 2002) - Environmental GIS modeling of distribution patterns in Actinodendron plumosum, a sea anemone with a large geographic range. Evolution Meeting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Ardelean A. (7-8 July 2003) - Morphological and color variability of the sea anemone Actinodendron arboreum (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Actinodendridae). The 7th International Conference on Ceoelnterate Biology. University of Kansas, Lawrence.

Robert Buddemeier, Daphne Fautin, Asif Iqbal, Adorian Ardelean, John Guinotte, Ganesh Shankaran, Jeremy Bartley, and Peder Sandhei (10-11 July 2003) - Hexacoral biogeography: serving and linking geospatial bio-environmental data . The 7th International Conference on Ceoelnterate Biology. University of Kansas, Lawrence.


top of this page Awards and grants: 

Panorama Society grant, Spring 1999: $500 to travel to Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Panorama Society grant, Fall 2001: $250 to travel to Ocean Science Meeting of American Geophysical Union, Hawaii, Honolulu (February, 2002).

NSF Epscor fund, Summer 2002: $383 to travel to Evolution Meeting, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Outstanding Student Poster Award for the presentation at the Ocean Science Meeting of American Geophysical Union, Hawaii, Honolulu (February, 2002).

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Figure1 in Fautin D. G. and Romano S. L. 2000. Anthozoa. Tree of Life (peer-reviewed).

Figure 3 in Fautin D. G., Romano S. L, and Oliver W. A. Jr. 2000. Zoantharia. Tree of Life (peer-reviewed).

My online Photograph Gallery

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Visual Basic 6, HTML, Allaire ColdFusion, ASP (example)

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Syngraph - a computer application that that allows linkage of any published name to any other using a lexicon of modifiers that are conventional in taxonomy

  
Other Professional Activities:

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Associate Member of The Linnean Society of London 

Graduate Student Member of Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) 

American Microscopical Society (AMS).

SigmaXi The Scientific Research Society.