WALTER J. BOCK
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
Associate Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Department of
Biological Sciences, Columbia University, 1966-1973.
Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Department of Biological
Sciences, Columbia University, 1973-present.
Research Associate, Department of Ornithology, American Museum of Natural History, 1965-present.
Adjunct Professor, Section of Ecology and Evolution, Graduate Faculty, City University of New York, 1988-present.
Visiting Lecturer, University of Camerino, Italy, October 1991
Studies on the morphology of the feeding apparatus
(jaw and tongue) relationships of songbirds.
National Institutes of Health: 1966-1969.
Mechanical properties of avian fast and slow muscles.
National Science Foundation: 1979-1980
Symposium at 1979 meeting of American Society of Zoologists
"Functional morphology and classification."
National Academy of Science: 1981-1982
Exchange program with USSR.
Mechanical properties of vertebrate skeletal muscles.
Analyses of the classification and evolutionary
history of birds.
Theoretical analyses of comparative biology, higher level systematics, biological adaptation, and major evolutionary change.
The Reference List of Birds of the World - a check list to the avian taxa of the world.
Biomechanical analysis of complex muscle-bone systems.
Wilson Ornithological Society
Cooper Ornithological Society
British Ornithologists' Union (Corresponding
Deutschen Ornithologen-Gesellschaft (Corresponding
Member, 1974, Honorary Member, 1993)
Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union
American Society of Zoologists
American Society of Naturalists
Society for the Study of Evolution
Society of Systematic Biology
American Association for the Advancement of
Science (Fellow, 1979)
History of Science Society
Philosophy of Science Association
International Society of the History, Philosophy
and Social Study of Biology
British Society for the History of Science
American Society of Zoologists, 1970 - 1972.
Treasurer, American Society of Naturalists, 1978 - 1980,
and member, Executive Committee, 1978 - 1984.
Program Officer, Division of History and Philosophy
of Biology, American Society of Zoologists, 1985 - 87.
Permanent Secretary, International Ornithological
Committee (International Ornithological Congress),
1986 - present.
Commissioner, International Commission for Zoological
Nomenclature, October, 1988 - present.
Corresponding Member, Deutschen Ornithological-Gesellschaft, 1974.
Coues Award, American Ornithologists' Union, 1975.
Corresponding Member, Senckenberg Naturforschenden Gesellschaft,
Frankfurt, a.M., 1977.
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1979.
Corresponding Member, British Ornithologists' Union, 1989.
Honorary Member, Deutschen Ornithological-Gesellschaft, 1993.
1975 - 1982
Zoomorphology, Springer Verlag, 1977 - 1991.
Consulting Editor, McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science
and Technology - Animal Anatomy, Animal Systematics,
Vertebrate Biology, 1967 - 1993.
Board of advisory Editors, Americana Encyclopedia,
1984 - 1993.
Consulting Editor, McGraw-Hill, "Classification and
synopsis of living organisms", 1976 - 1984.
Acta Biotheoretica, 1985 - present.
Japanese Journal of Zoology, 1986 - present.
Oxford University Press, series on Families
of Birds, 1988 - present.
Zoologischer Anzeiger, 1994 - present.