A.S. Loukashkin: The Naturalist

Biographical Data

Name: Anatole Stephan Loukashkin

Born: Liaoyang, Manchuria, China on April 20, 1902

Citizenship: Naturalized U.S. 1946

Married: July 17, 1922 to Eva Rekevich

Deceased: San Francisco, California U.S. on October 6, 1988

Academic Training

College of Mines in Tchita, Siberia 1918-1920 Paleontology; Fossil Man

College of Oriental and Commercial Sciences in Harbin, Manchuria 1925-1927 Statistics; Economic Geography of the Far East; Ethnography of East Asia; Chinese Language

Medical School in Harbin, Manchuria 1928-1929 General Zoology; Embryology; Anatomy of Vertebrate Animals

Employment History

Statistician - Chinese Eastern Railway Co. in Harbin, Manchuria 1927-1930 Analysis of field data of economical importance

Curator - Natural History Department, Manchuria Research Institute in Harbin, Manchuria 1931-1932 Curating, field work and research

Chief Curator - Manchuria Research Institute in Harbin, Manchuria 1932-1939 Curating, field work and research

Assistant - Institute of Scientific Research of Manchoukuo at Hsinking 1937-1939 Research and consulting on nature conservation

Assistant - Hsinking Horse Disease Institute in Hsinking, Manchuria 1937-1939 Field work and research in horsefly problem

Self-Employed - Commission from the U.S.A., Canada, Europe and Japan 1935-1940 Collecting seed and live plants for the experimental stations 1937-1940 Collecting natural history specimens for universities and museums

Research Biologist - George Williams Hooper Foundation for Medical Research, University of California in San Francisco, California 1941 Field Work at Calaveras Dam

Research Biologist - California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, California 1941 Field work in Idaho

Statistician - Department of the Army; U.S. Army Military Government in Korea in Seoul, South Korea 1946-1948 In charge of Statistical Research Section at the Department of Transportation; Supervisory duties

Research Biologist - California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, California 1950-1978 Experimental study of sardine behavior and physiology

Research Experience in Manchuria

Manchuria Research Society in Harbin, China 1923-1929 Phenological observations; Life history of Amur pheasant; Mongolian Antelope and Mongolian San Grouse

Manchuria Research Institute in Harbin, China 1931-1939 Excavation of the post-tertiary mammalian remains near Harbin, 1931; First Scientific Expedition of the M.R.I. for the upper courses of Mulin and Mutankiang, 1931; First Great Khingan Zoological Expedition, 1934; Second Great Khingan Zoological Expedition, 1934; Dalai Nor Zoo-botanical Expedition, 1935 ; Third Great Khingan Zoological Expedition, 1935; First Horse Fly Expedition for the Lesser Khingan, 1936; Wutalienchieh Complex Expedition, 1937; Second Horse Fly Expedition for the Lesser Khingan, 1938; Third Horse Fly Expedition, 1939

Self-Employment 1939-1940 Six-month collecting expedition to Dalai Nor in Barga (mammals and birds) 1940

Chief Fields of Research

International Scientific Congresses

1934 - XVI International Geological Congress, Washington, D.C. - Submitted communication which was published; its title: "The Post-Tertiary Fauna of North Manchuria Contemporary with Primitive Man"

1935 - XII International Zoological Congress, Lisbon, Portugal - Delegate of the Manchuria Research Institute; report title: "The Tarbagan or the Trans-baikalian Marmot, etc."

1937 - International Symposium on Early Man upon the occasion of the 125th Anniversary of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia - report title: "Some observations on the remains of a Pleistocene fauna and the Paleolithic age in Northern Manchuria"

Organizations

Manchuria Research Society in Harbin, China - member 1923-1929 secretary of Natural History Section 1927-1929

Club of Natural Sciences and Geography in Harbin, China - member/founder 1929-1940

Manchurian Biological Society in Mukden, China - member/founder 1937-1941

California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, California - member 1941 Research Associate of the Department of Mammology and Ornithology - fellow 1949

American Society of Mammologists - member 1941

American Ornithologists' Union - associate member 1941

Grinnell Naturalists' Society in Berkeley, California - member 1942

National Geographic Society - member 1942

Museum of Russian Culture in San Francisco, California - member 1951 president/director 1954-1966

Society of Systematic Zoology - member 1952

The American Society of Museums - member 1953-1965

The American Association for the Advancement of Sciences - member 1954 fellow 1958

Awaiting dinner at hut in forest near mouth of Erkechi River
Ornithological Expedition to Urkichihan, Great Khingan
May 19, 1934

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