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Name: Victor Fet
Title: Professor
Office: Biology/COS
Phone: 304-696-3116
Email: fet@marshall.edu
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Achievements

Creative Works:
  Victor Fet
 
  

Research Based:
 
Book Chapters:
Fet, V. 2011. Symbiogenesis in Russia. Pp. 153−158 in: Margulis, L., C.A. Asikainen & W. Krumbein (eds). Chimeras and Consciousness: Evolution of the Sensory Self. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 321 pp.

Fet, V. & Braunwalder, M. E. 2002 (in press). Systematik. In: Braunwalder, M. E. (ed). Biologie und Verbreitung der Skorpione in der Schweiz. Fauna Helvetica. Centre Suisse de Cartographie de la Faune (CSCF) & Société d’Entomologie Suisse (SES), Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Fet, V. & P. A. Selden. 2001. Scorpions 2001. In Memoriam Gary A. Polis. British Arachnological Society, 404 pp. (a monograph of 33 invited chapters). Co-edited with Dr. P. Selden (University of Manchester). A memorial international volume in honor of Dr. Gary A. Polis (1946-2000) is to be published in 2001 by the British Arachnological Society (University of Manchester, England). I initiated this project and solicited papers from 48 authors from 20 countries including USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, Argentina, Cuba, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Australia, and Kazakhstan. Co-author of 7 separate chapters:

Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad & M. D. Barker. Phylogenetic analysis of the “hirsutus” group of the genus Hadrurus (Iuridae) based on morphology and mitochondrial DNA. Pp. 139-160.

Fet, V., E. M. Capes & W. D. Sissom. Polisius, a new scorpion genus from Iran (Buthidae). Pp. 183-190.

Gantenbein, B., V. Fet, & M. D. Barker. Mitochondrial DNA markers reveal a deep, divergent phylogeny in Centruroides exilicauda (Buthidae). Pp. 235-244.

Fet, V., M. Kuntner & B. Sket. Scоrpions of Slovenia: a faunistic and biogeographical survey. Pp. 255-256.

Komposch, C., B. Scherabon & V. Fet. Scorpions of Austria. Pp. 267-272.

Huber, D., B. Gantenbein, V. Fet & B. Scherabon. Euscorpius carpathicus (L.) from Austria (Euscorpiidae): phylogenetic position clarified by mitochondrial DNA analysis. Pp. 273-278.

Frost, L., Butler, D. R., O'Dell, B. & V. Fet. A coumarin as a fluorescent compound in scorpions. Pp. 365-368.

Yamashita, T. & V. Fet. 2001. Molecular approaches to biogeography. Pp. 347-369 in: P. H. Brownell & G. A. Polis (eds). Scorpion Biology and Research. Oxford, UK: Oxford Univ. Press.

Fet, V., W.D. Sissom, G. Lowe, M. E. Braunwalder. 2000. Catalog of the Scorpions of the World (1758-1998). New York Entomological Society, New York, 690 pp. (a book).

Editor and author or co-author of separate chapters:

Fet, V. 2000. Family Chaerilidae. Pp. 323-328.

Fet, V. 2000. Family Heteroscorpionidae. Pp. 381-382.

Fet, V. 2000. Family Ischnuridae. Pp. 383-408.

Fet, V. 2000. Family Microcharmidae. Pp. 421-423.

Fet, V. 2000. Family Palaeopisthacanthidae. Pp. 424-425.

Fet, V. 2000. Family Pseudochactidae. P. 426

Fet, V. 2000. Family Scorpionidae. Pp. 427-486

Fet, V. 2000. Family Scorpiopidae. Pp. 487-495.

Fet, V. 2000. Suborder Branchioscorpionina. Pp. 554-595.

Fet, V. & G. Lowe. 2000. Family Buthidae. Pp. 54-286.

Fet, V. & W. D. Sissom. 2000. Family Euscorpiidae. Pp. 355-381.

Lowe, G. & V. Fet. 2000. Family Bothriuridae. Pp. 17-53.

Sissom, W. D. & V. Fet. 2000. Family Diplocentridae. Pp. 329-354.

Sissom, W. D. & V. Fet. 2000. Family Iuridae. Pp. 409-420.

Sissom, W. D. & V. Fet. 2000. Family Troglotayosicidae. Pp. 501-502.
 
 
Book Reviews:
Marusik, Yu. & V. Fet. 2009b. Book review: Species and Communities in Extreme Environments. Festschrift towards the 75th Anniversary and a Laudatio in Honour of Academician Yuri Ivanovich Chernov. Pensoft Publishers & KMK Scientific Press: Sofia-Moscow, 2 vols., 494 pp. BioRisk, 2: 73–76.

Served as a reviewer for scientific journals:

Journal of Arachnology (USA)

Journal of Morphology (USA)

Entomological News (USA)

Biodiversity and Conservation (UK)

Acta Zoologica (Germany)

Mitteilungen aus dem Hamburgischen Zool. Museum (Germany)

Zoologica Scripta (Norway)

Zoosystema (France)

Biogeographica (France)

Acta Societatis Zoologicae Bohemicae (Czech Republic)

Zoological Journal (Russia)

Entomological Review (Russia)

Arthropoda Selecta (Russia)

Publications of the Western Australian Museum (Australia)

African Entomology (South Africa)

Cimbebasia (Namibia)

Served as a reviewer for textbooks:

Snustad & Simmons. Genetics. John Wiley & Sons Publishers, in press.

Hartwell, Hood et al. Genetics: from genes to genomes. McGraw-Hill, 2001.

Tobin & Dushek. Biology. Harcourt-Academic Press, 2000.

Atherly, Girton & McDonald. Science of Genetics. Harcourt, 2000.

Alcamo. DNA Technology: the awesome tool.

Harcourt-Academic Press, 2nd ed., 2000.

Harris. Concepts in Zoology. Addison Wesley Longman, 2nd ed., 1998.

Served as a reviewer for research monographs and reference books.

Dictionary of Science. Harcourt-Academic Press, projected publication date 2001.

Scorpions 2001. University of Manchester (UK), 2001.

Scorpion Biology and Research. Oxford University Press, 2001.
 
 
Presentations:
(1997, December). Biodiversity problems in Turkmenistan. Invited speaker at the Institute of Deserts, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

(1997, December). Biogeograhpy of Turkmenistan. Invited speaker at the University of Grenoble, Grenoble, France.

(1998, July 19-25). Biodiversity, genetic diversity and protected territories in Turkmenistan. Invited speaker at the VII International Congress of Ecology, Florence, Italy.

& Brownell, P. (1998, July). Morphological variation in the pectinal sensory organ in scorpions. Invited speaker at the XIII International Congress of Arachnology, Chicago, IL.

Sissom, W. D. Lowe, G., & Braunwalder, M. E. (1998, July). Catalog of scorpions of the world. Invited speaker at the XIII International Congress of Arachnology, Chicago, IL.

(1998, July). Basal node in the scorpion phylogeny confirmed by 18S ribosomal RNA sequence data. Invited speaker at the XIII International Congress of Arachnology, Chicago, IL.

Gerlach, K., Gladwell, W., & Little, M. (1999, April). First mitochondrial DNA phylogenetic data from blacknose dace (Rhinichthys atratulus) (Cyprinidae, Osteichthyes) in West Virginia. Invited speaker at the West Virginia Academy of Science annual meeting, Shepherdstown, WV.

Barker, M. & Gantenbein, B. (1999, April). Species-level variation of the mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene sqeuence: Use in molecular systematics and biogeography. Invited speaker at the West Virginia Academy of Science annual meeting, Shepherdstown, WV.

(1999, May). Biogeography and ecology of Turkmenistan. Invited speaker at the Institute of Zoology and Museum of Natural History, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Gantenbein, B., Largiader, C. & Scholl, A. (1999, May). First DNA phylogeny of the genus Euscorpius Thorell 1876 (Scorpiones, Euscorpiidae) and its bearing on the taxonomy and biogeography of this genus. Invited speaker at the VIII International Congress of Zoogeography of Greece and Adjacent Countries, Greece.

Braunwalder, M. E. (1999, May). The scorpions of the Aegean area: Current problems in taonomy and biogeography. Invited speaker at the VIII International Congress of Zoogeography of Greece and Adjacent Countries, Greece.

(1999, June). Deserts and DNA. Invited speaker at the Museum of Natural History, Vienna, Austria.

American Arachnological Society 26th Annual Meeting, Riverside, CA, July 25-29, 2002.
Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad, B. Gantenbein, V. Vignoli, N. Salomone, E. V. Fet & P. J. Schembri. 2002b. New data on “Euscorpius carpathicus” species complex (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae) from Italy, Malta, and Greece: evidence from mitochondrial DNA and morphology.

Association of Southeastern Biologists 63nd Annual Meeting. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, April 2002.
Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad, B. Gantenbein, W. I. Towler & E. V. Fet. DNA analysis indicates a new phylogeny of Euscorpius (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae) from Greece. Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad, M.C.Estep, R. N. Henson, M. U. Connell, K. Bost, M. D. Barker & M. Graham. Preliminary analysis of 16S rRNA gene in the North American Vaejovidae (Arachnida: Scorpiones).

Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 2001. Santiago-Blay, J. A., V. Fet, M. E. Soleglad, L. M. Garibay Romero, P. R. Craig & S. Chen.. 2001. A Tertiary vaejovid scorpion from Mexico and another non-buthid Cretaceous scorpion from Brazil. (oral presentation by J. Santiago-Blay; I did not attend).

Arachnologische Gesellschaft (European German-language Arachnological Society) 8th Meeting, Saltzburg, Austria, 21-23 September 2001.
Huber, D., Gantenbein, B., Fet, V. & Scherabon, B. 2001. Euscorpius carpathicus (L.) from Austria (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae): phylogenetic position clarified by mitochondrial DNA analysis. (oral presentation by B.Gantenbein; I did not attend).

American Arachnological Society 25th Annual Meeting, Keene State College, NH, July 2001.
Towler, W. I., Ponce Saavedra, J., Gantenbein, B. & Fet, V. Genetic divergence in Central Mexican Centruroides limpidus (Karsch, 1879) and C. infamatus (C. L. Koch, 1844) (Scorpiones: Buthidae) as revealed by 16S mitochondrial DNA (oral presentation by W. I. Towler). (oral presentation by my graduate student, W. I. Towler).

Gantenbein, B., M. E. Soleglad & V. Fet. Euscorpius balearicus Caporiacco, 1950, stat. nov.: molecular (allozymes and mtDNA) and morphological data support the existence of an endemic scorpion species on the Balearic Islands (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae) (a poster presented by V. Fet).

WV Academy of Science 76th Annual Meeting. West Liberty State College, West Liberty, WV, April 2001.
Fet, V., Ovtsharenko, V. I. & Towler, W. I. 2001. Sequence analysis of 16S and 28S rRNA genes as a tool for resolving the phylogeny of ground spiders (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) (oral presentation by V. Fet).

Gantenbein, B., V. Fet, & M. Barker. Mitochondrial DNA markers reveal a deep, divergent phylogeny in Centruroides exilicauda (Wood) (Scorpiones: Buthidae) (oral presentation by V. Fet).

Association of Southeastern Biologists 62nd Annual Meeting. Tulane / Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, April 2001.
Towler, W. I., Ponce Saavedra, J., Gantenbein, B. & Fet, V. 2001. Mitochondrial DNA systematics of Central Mexican Centruroides (Scorpiones: Buthidae) (a poster by my graduate student, W. I. Towler; I did not attend).

21st Annual Midwest Ecology & Evolution Conference. Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, March 2001. Towler, W. I., Lushnikova, T., Bailey, T.M, Payton, H., II, Graphodatsky, A.S. & Fet, V. Phylogeny of five Eurasian species of Mustela (Carnivora: Mustelidae) derived from 16S rRNA gene of mitochondrial DNA (a poster by my graduate student, W. I. Towler; I did not attend).

American Arachnological Society 24th Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY, July 2000.
Gantenbein, B., V. Fet, M. Barker & A. Scholl. Nuclear and mitochondrial markers reveal the existence of two parapatric scorpion species in the Alps (Scorpiones, Euscorpiidae). (a poster presented by V. Fet).

VII Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology. Barcelona, Spain, August 1999. Gantenbein, B., V. Fet, C. Largiader & A. Scholl. Nuclear and mitochondrial markers result in controversial phylogenies in Buthus occitanus subspecies (Scorpiones, Buthidae) (oral presentation by B.Gantenbein; I did not attend).

XVIII European Colloquium of Arachnology. Stará Lesná, Slovakia, July 1999
Scherabon, B., B. Gantenbein, V. Fet, M. Barker, M.Kuntner, C. Kropf & D. Huber. A new species of scorpion from Austria, Italy, Slovenia and Croatia: Euscorpius gamma Caporiacco, 1950, stat. nov. (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae) (a poster presented by C. Kropf and D. Huber; I did not attend).

VIII International Congress of Zoogeography of Greece and Adjacent Countries, Kavala, Greece, May 1999
Fet, V. & M. E. Braunwalder. The scorpions (Arachnida, Scorpiones) of the Aegean area: current problems in taxonomy and biogeography (oral presentation by V. Fet)

Gantenbein, B., V. Fet, C. Largiader & A. Scholl. First DNA phylogeny of the genus Euscorpius Thorell 1876 (Scorpiones, Euscorpiidae) and its bearing on the taxonomy and biogeography of this genus (a poster presented by V. Fet).

XIV International Congress of Arachnology / XXII Annual Meeting of the American Arachnological Society, Chicago, IL, July 1998
Fet, V. & P. H. Brownell. Morphological variation in the pectinal sensory organ in scorpions (oral presentation by V. Fet)
Fet, V., W. D. Sissom, G. Lowe & M. E. Braunwalder. Catalog of the Scorpions of the World (oral presentation by V. Fet)

Fet, V. Basal node in the scorpion phylogeny confirmed by 18S ribosomal RNA sequence data (a poster)

West Virginia Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Shepherdstown, WV, April 1999.
Fet, V., M. Barker & B. Gantenbein, B. Species-level variation of the mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene sequence: use in molecular systematics and biogeography (oral presentation by V. Fet)

Fet, V., K. Gerlach, W. Gladwell & M. Little. First mitochondrial DNA phylogenetic data from blacknose dace (Rhinichthys atratulus) (Cyprinidae, Osteichthyes) in West Virginia (oral presentation by V. Fet)

Little, M., A. Tennant, V. Fet & D. Tarter. The presence of unique forms of the common minnow, Rhinichthys atratulus, in West Virginia streams (oral presentation by M. Little)

VII International Congress of Ecology, Florence, Italy, July 1998
Atamuradov, H. I, G. N. Fet, V. Fet, R. Valdez & W. R. Feldman. 1998. Biodiversity, genetic diversity, and protected areas in Turkmenistan (a poster presented by G. N. Fet; I did not attend).

West Virginia Entomological Society Annual Meeting, Clarksburg, WV, January 1997. Fet, V. Biodiversity of Turkmenistan (oral presentation)
 
 
Proceedings:
Towler, W. I., Ponce Saavedra, J., B. Gantenbein, B. & Fet, V. 2001. Mitochondrial DNA systematics of Central Mexican Centruroides (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Association of Southeastern Biologists 62nd Annual Meeting. Tulane / Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, April 2001.

Towler, W. I., Ponce Saavedra, J., B. Gantenbein, B. & Fet, V. 2001. Genetic divergence in Central Mexican Centruroides limpidus (Karsch, 1879) and C. infamatus (C. L. Koch, 1844) (Scorpiones: Buthidae) as revealed by 16S mitochondrial DNA. American Arachnological Society 25th Annual Meeting, Keene State College, NH, July 2001, p. 29.

Gantenbein, B., M. E. Soleglad & V. Fet. 2001. Euscorpius balearicus Caporiacco, 1950, stat. nov.: molecular (allozymes and mtDNA) and morphological data support the existence of an endemic scorpion species on the Balearic Islands (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). American Arachnological Society 25th Annual Meeting, Keene State College, NH, July 2001, p. 13.

Gantenbein, B., V. Fet, M. Barker & A. Scholl. Nuclear and mitochondrial markers reveal the existence of two parapatric scorpion species in the Alps (Scorpiones, Euscorpiidae) Abstracts/ XXIII Annual Meeting of the American Arachnological Society, Lexington, KY, July 2000, p. 24.

Braunwalder, M. E. & Fet, V. 1999. The scorpions (Arachnida, Scorpiones) of the Eastern Mediterranean area: current problems in taxonomy and biogeography. Abstracts/VIII International Congress of Zoogeography of Greece and Adjacent Countries, Kavala, Greece, May 1999. Hellenic Zoological Society, p. 25.

Fet, V., M. Barker & B. Gantenbein, B. 1999. Species-level variation of the mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene sequence: use in molecular systematics and biogeography. Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science, 71(1): 15.

Fet, V., K. Gerlach, W. Gladwell & M. Little. 1999. First mitochondrial DNA phylogenetic data from blacknose dace (Rhinichthys atratulus) (Cyprinidae, Osteichthyes) in West Virginia. Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science, 71(1): 2.

Gantenbein, B., V. Fet, C. Largiader & A. Scholl. 1999. First DNA phylogeny of the genus Euscorpius Thorell 1876 (Scorpiones, Euscorpiidae) and its bearing on the taxonomy and biogeography of this genus. Abstracts/VIII International Congress of Zoogeography of Greece and Adjacent Countries, Kavala, Greece, May 1999. Hellenic Zoological Society, p. 49.

Gantenbein, B., V. Fet, C. Largiader & A. Scholl. 1999. Nuclear and mitochondrial markers result in controversial phylogenies in Buthus occitanus subspecies (Scorpiones, Buthidae). VII Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology. Barcelona, Spain, August 1999, p. 111.

Little, M., A. Tennant, V. Fet & D. Tarter. 1999. The presence of unique forms of the common minnow, Rhinichthys atratulus, in West Virginia streams. Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Sciencå. 71(1): 2.

Fet, V. & P. H. Brownell. 1998. Morphological variation in the pectinal sensory organ in scorpions. Abstracts/XIV International Congress of Arachnology/22nd Annual Meeting of the American Arachnological Society (Chicago): 16.

Fet, V. 1998. Basal node in the scorpion phylogeny confirmed by 18S ribosomal RNA sequence data. Abstracts/XIV International Congress of Arachnology/22nd Annual Meeting of the American Arachnological Society (Chicago): 50.

Fet, V., W. D. Sissom, G. Lowe & M. E. Braunwalder. 1998. Catalog of the Scorpions of the World. Abstracts/XIV International Congress of Arachnology/22nd Annual Meeting of the American Arachnological Society (Chicago): 16.

 
 
Professional Meetings:
International

VIII International Congress of Zoogeography of Greece and Adjacent Countries, Greece, May 1999

XIII International Congress of Arachnology, Chicago, IL, July 1998

International Session on Biodiversity of Central Asia, Islamabad, Pakistan, November 1995

National

XXIV Annual Meeting of the American Arachnological Society, Keene, NH, July 2001

XXIII Annual Meeting of the American Arachnological Society, Lexington, KY, June 2000

XXI Annual Meeting of the American Arachnological Society, Chicago, IL, July 1998
Annual Meeting of the Desert Bighorn Council, Alpine, TX, April 1995

State

West Virginia Academy of Science Annual Meeting, West Liberty, WV, April 2001 (chaired Biology section).

West Virginia Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Shepherdstown, WV, April 1999
West Virginia Entomological Society Annual Meeting, Clarksburg, WV, January 1997

Annual Meeting of the Desert Bighorn Council, Alpine, TX, April 1995

 
 
Publications:
Fet, V. 2012. [Slanted truths of Lynn Мargulis]. Nepryamye istiny Lynn Мargulis / Непрямые истины Линн Маргулис. Priroda [Nature] (Moscow, Russia), 8: 67-71 (in Russian).

Fet, V. 2012. [Toward the history of study of symbiogenesis. On the English translation of B. M. Kozo-Polyansky’s A New Principle of Biology (1924) ] K istorii izucheniya simbiogeneza. O perevode na angliiskii yazyk knigi B.M.Kozo-Polyanskogo “Novyy printsip biologii” (1924) / К истории изучения симбиогенеза. O переводe на английский язык книги Б.М. Козо-Полянского «Новый принцип биологии» (1924). Istoriko-biologicheskie issledovaniya [Studies in Historical Biology], St. Petersburg, Russia, 4(2): 125-129 (in Russian, with English summary).


Graham, M.R., V. Oláh-Hemmings & V. Fet. 2012. Phylogeography of co-distributed dune scorpions identifies the Amu Darya River as a long-standing component of Central Asian biogeography (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Zoology in the Middle East, 55: 95−110.


Graham, M.R., P. Stoev, N. Akkari, G. Blagoev & V. Fet. 2012. Euscorpius sicanus (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae) from Tunisia: DNA barcoding confirms ancient disjunctions across the Mediterranean Sea. Serket, 25: 16-26.


Navidpour, S., V. Fet, F. Kovařík & M.E. Soleglad. 2012. Scorpions of Iran (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Part VIII. Fars Province. Euscorpius, 139: 1−32.


Soleglad, M.E., V. Fet, F. Kovařík & E.A. Yağmur. 2012. Etudes on iurids, V. Further revision of Iurus Thorell, 1876 (Scorpiones: Iuridae), with a description of a new genus and two new species. Euscorpius, 143: 1−70.

Soleglad, M.E., F. Kovařík & V. Fet. 2012. A new species of Pseudochactas (Scorpiones: Pseudochactidae) from Afghanistan. Boletin de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 50: 89−98.

Fet, V. 2011a. [Nabokov’s biogeographic mosaic]. Biogeograficheskaya mozaika Nabokova / Биогеографическая мозаика Набокова. Priroda [Nature] (Moscow, Russia), 10: 88−95 (in Russian).

Fet, V., D.E. Shcherbakov & M.E. Soleglad. 2011. The first record of Upper Permian and Lower Triassic scorpions from Russia (Chelicerata: Scorpiones). Euscorpius, 121: 1−16.


Fet, V., M.E. Soleglad & S.L. Zonstein. 2011. The genus Akrav Levy, 2007 (Scorpiones: Akravidae) revisited. Euscorpius, 134: 1−49.


Kovařík, F., Е.А. Yağmur, V. Fet & S. Navidpour. 2011. On two subspecies of Mesobuthus eupeus (C. L. Koch, 1839) in Turkey (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Euscorpius, 109: 1−15.



Soleglad, M. E., V. Fet & G. Lowe. 2011. Contributions to scorpion systematics. IV. Observations on the Hadrurus “spadix” subgroup with a description of a new species (Scorpiones: Caraboctonidae). Euscorpius, 112: 1−36.



Navidpour, S., M. Ezatkhah, F. Kovařík, M.E. Soleglad & V. Fet. 2011. Scorpions of Iran (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Part VII. Kerman Province. Euscorpius, 131: 1−32.

Fet, V. 2010а. Scorpions of Europe. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 62(1): 3–12.

Fet, V. 2010b. Foreword. P. 5 in: Stockmann, R. & E. Ythier. Scorpions of the World. N.A.P. Editions, 568 pp.


Guerrero, R., L. Margulis & V. Fet. 2010. [Darwin-Wallace Paradigm Shift: Ten days that failed to shake the world]. Sdvig paradigm Darvinom i Uollesom: Desyat’ dnei, kotorye ne potryasli mir. / Сдвиг парадигм Дарвином и Уоллесом: Десять дней, которые не потрясли мир. Istoriko-biologicheskie issledovaniya [Studies in Historical Biology], St. Petersburg, Russia, 2(1): 83-88 (in Russian, translated by V. Fet).


Kovařík, F., V. Fet, M. E. Soleglad & E. A. Yağmur. 2010. Etudes on iurids, III. Revision of the genus Iurus Thorell, 1876 (Scorpiones: Iuridae), with a description of two new species from Turkey. Euscorpius, 95: 1–212.

Navidpour, S., H. H. Nayebzadeh, M. E. Soleglad, V. Fet, F. Kovařík & M. H. Kayedi. 2010. Scorpions of Iran (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Part VI. Lorestan Province. Euscorpius, 99: 1−23.

Soleglad M. E. & V. Fet. 2010. Further observations on scorpion genera Hadrurus and Hoffmannihadrurus (Scorpiones, Caraboctonidae). ZooKeys, 59: 1−13.


Stathi, I., V. Fet & M. E. Soleglad. 2010. Etudes on iurids, IV. Observations on Calchas gruberi from Megisti Island, Greece (Scorpiones: Iuridae). Euscorpius, 101: 1–9.


Fet, V., H. El-Hennawy, M. E. Braunwalder & J. L. Cloudsley-Thompson. 2009. The first observation on scorpion biogeography by Aristotle. Boletin de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 44: 147–150.



Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad & F. Kovařík. 2009. Etudes on iurids, II. Revision of genus Calchas Birula, 1899, with the description of two new species (Scorpiones: Iuridae). Euscorpius, 82: 1–72.

Marusik, Yu. & V. Fet. 2009. A survey of East Palaearctic Hersiliola Thorell, 1870 (Araneae, Hersiliidae), with a description of three new genera. ZooKeys, 16: 75–114.

Pirali-Kheirabadi, K., S. Navidpour, V. Fet, F. Kovařík & M. E. Soleglad. 2009. Scorpions of Iran (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Part V. Chahar Mahal & Bakhtiyari Province. Euscorpius, 78: 1–23.

Soleglad, M. E., F. Kovařík & V. Fet. 2009. Etudes on iurids, I. The orthobothriotaxic pattern in Iuridae, with observations on neobothriotaxy in genus Iurus (Scorpiones: Iuridae). Euscorpius, 79: 1–21.


Brewer, M., M. Graham, V. Fet & M. Soleglad. 2008. Scorpion serrula: an enigmatic structure under SEM. Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Sciencе, Abstracts of the 82nd Annual Session, Marshall University, March 31, 2007, 79(1): 30 (published May 2008).

Fet, V. 2008a. Zoological label as literary form. The Nabokovian (University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas), 60: 18–26.

Fet, V. 2008b. Hersiliola brachyplura Strand, 1913 belongs to Oecobius (Araneae: Oecobiidae). Zootaxa, 1849: 67.

Fet, V. & M.D. Golubovsky. 2008. Vavilov’s vision for genetics was among Stalin’s many victims. Nature, 455: 27.

Fet, V. & L. Margulis. 2008. [Symbiogenesis and B.M. Kozo-Polyansky]. Simbiogenez i B.M. Kozo-Polyansky / Симбиогенез и Б.M. Козо-Полянский. In: Sovremennoe sostoyanie, problemy i perspektivy regional’nykh botanicheskikh issledovanii [Current Status, Issues, and Perspectives of Regional Botanical Studies]. Materials of the International Conference, 6-8 February 2008, Voronezh State University, Voronezh, Russia (in Russian).

Fet, V. & M. E. Soleglad. 2008. Cladistic analysis of superfamily Iuroidea, with emphasis on subfamily Hadrurinae (Scorpiones: Iurida). Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 43: 255–281.

Kaltsas, D., I. Stathi & V. Fet. 2008. Scorpions of the Eastern Mediterranean. Pp. 209-246 In: Makarov, S.E. & R.N. Dimitrijević (eds.). Advances in Arachnology and Developmental Biology. Papers dedicated to Prof. Dr. Božidar P.M. Ćurčić. Vienna-Belgrade-Sofia, 517 pp.

Navidpour, S., F. Kovařík, M. E. Soleglad & V. Fet. 2008a. Scorpions of Iran (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Part I. Khoozestan Province. Euscorpius, 65: 1–41.

Navidpour, S., M. E. Soleglad, V. Fet & F. Kovařík. 2008b. Scorpions of Iran (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Part II. Bushehr Province. Euscorpius, 67: 1–33.

Navidpour, S., V. Fet, F. Kovařík & M. E. Soleglad. 2008c. Scorpions of Iran (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Part III. Ilam Province. Euscorpius, 69: 1–29.

Navidpour, S., F. Kovařík, M. E. Soleglad & V. Fet. 2008d. Scorpions of Iran (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Part IV. Kohgilouyeh & Boyer Ahmad Province. Euscorpius, 74: 1–24.

Novikova, O., V. Fet & A. Blinov. 2008. Non-LTR retrotransposons in fungi. Functional and Integral Genomics, Aug. 2

Soleglad, M. E. & V. Fet. 2008. Contributions to scorpion systematics. III. Subfamilies Smeringurinae and Syntropinae (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae). Euscorpius, 71: 1–115.

Fet, V. & M. E. Soleglad. 2007a. Fauna and zoogeography of scorpions (Arachnida: Scorpiones) in Bulgaria. Pp. 405–422 In: Fet, V. & A. Popov (eds). Biogeography and Ecology of Bulgaria. Springer.

Fet, V. & M. E. Soleglad. 2007b. Synonymy of Parabroteas montezuma Penther, 1913 and designation of neotype for Vaejovis mexicanus C. L. Koch, 1836 (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae). Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 41: 251–263.

Jones, M., B. Gantenbein, V. Fet & M. Blaxter. 2007. The effect of model choice on phylogenetic inference using mitochondrial sequence data: Lessons from the scorpions. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution, 43(2): 583–595.


Kovařík, F., M. E. Soleglad & V. Fet. 2007. A new species of scorpions in the "Charmus" group from India (Scorpiones: Buthoidea). Boletín de la Sociedad Entomologica Aragonesa, 40: 201–209.


Lushnikova, T., V. Fet & W. I. Towler. 2007. Phylogenetic analysis and genomic structure of the cone photoreceptor gene, NCKX2 (SLC24A2). Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Sciencе, 2006, 78(2): 33–47 (published July 2007).


Novikova, O., V. Fet & A. Blinov. 2007a. LTR retrotransposons in the Aspergillus fumigatus and A. nidulans genomes. Molecular Biology 41(5): 756–763 (also in Russian: Molekulyarnaya Biologiya 41(5): 830–838).

Novikova, O., V. Fet & A. Blinov. 2007b. Homology-dependent inactivation of LTR retrotransposons in Aspergillus fumigatus and A. nidulans genomes. Molecular Biology 41(5): 886–893.

Novikova, O., E. Śliwińska, V. Fet, J. Settele, A. Blinov & M. Woyciechowski. 2007. CR1 clade of non-LTR retrotransposons from Maculinea butterflies (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae): evidence for recent horizontal transmission. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 7(1): 93 (19 pp).

Soleglad, M. E., G. Lowe & V. Fet. 2007. Systematic observations on the scorpion genus Syntropis, with description of two new species (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae). Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 40: 119–136.


Baptista, C., J. A. Santiago-Blay, M. E. Soleglad & V. Fet. 2006. The Cretaceous scorpion genus, Archaeobuthus, revisited (Scorpiones: Archaeobuthidae). Euscorpius, 35: 1–40.

Chowell, G., P. Díaz-Dueñas, R. Bustos-Saldaña, A. Alemán Mireles & V. Fet. 2006. Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of scorpionism in Colima, Mexico (2000-2001). Toxicon, 47: 753–758.



Fet, V. 2006. Wanderings under the constellation of Scorpio. Science First Hand [Novosibirsk, Russia], 6(11): 83–94 (a popular article). PDF file; Russian version: Stranstviya pod sozvezdiem Skorpiona. Nauka iz pervykh ruk, 6(11): 111–121 PDF file



Fet, V., M.S. Brewer, M. E. Soleglad & D.P.A. Neff. 2006. Constellation array: a new sensory structure in scorpions (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Boletín de la Sociedad Entomologica Aragonesa, 38: 269–278.



Fet, V., B. Gantenbein, Ay. Karataş & A. Karataş. 2006. An extremely low genetic divergence across the range of Euscorpius italicus (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). Journal of Arachnology, 34(1): 248–253.


Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad & M. S. Brewer. 2006. Laterobasal aculear serrations (LAS) in scorpion family Vaejovidae (Scorpiones: Chactoidea). Euscorpius, 45: 1–19.


Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad, M. S. Brewer, D. P. A. Neff & M. L. Norton. 2006a. Constellation array in scorpion genera Paruroctonus, Smeringurus, Vejovoidus, and Paravaejovis (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae). Euscorpius, 41: 1–15.

Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad, M. S. Brewer, D. P. A. Neff & M. L. Norton. 2006b. Vestigial serrula in scorpion genera Paruroctonus, Smeringurus, Vejovoidus, and Paravaejovis (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae). Euscorpius, 49: 1–20.

Glushkov, S., O. Novikova, A. Blinov & V. Fet. 2006. Divergent non-LTR retrotransposon lineages from the genomes of scorpions (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 275: 288–296.


Graham, M.R. & V. Fet. 2006. Serrula in retrospect: a historical look at scorpion literature (Scorpiones: Orthosterni). Euscorpius, 48: 1–19.

Kovařík, F. & V. Fet. 2006a. Taxonomic position of the genus Simonoides Vachon et Farzanpay, 1987, and description of a new species of Orthochirus Karsch from Iran (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Euscorpius, 38: 1–10.

Kovařík, F. & V. Fet. 2006b. Taxonomic position of the genus Sassanidotus Farzanpay, 1987 (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Euscorpius, 39: 1–9.

Soleglad, M. E. & V. Fet. 2006. Contributions to scorpion systematics. II. Stahnkeini, a new tribe in scorpion family Vaejovidae (Scorpiones: Chactoidea). Euscorpius, 40: 1–32.

Teruel, R., V. Fet & M. R. Graham. 2006. The first mitochondrial DNA phylogeny of Cuban Buthidae (Scorpiones: Buthoidea). Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 39: 219–226.

Acosta, L. E. & V. Fet. 2005. Nomenclatural notes in Scorpiones (Arachnida). Zootaxa, 934: 1–12.

Fet, V. & M. E. Braunwalder. 2005. Systematik und Bestimmung / Sistematica e determinazione. Pp. 17–50 In: Braunwalder, M. E. Fauna Helvetica 13. Scorpiones (Arachnida). Centre suisse de cartographie de la Faune / Schweizerische Entomologische Gesellschaft, Neuchâtel, 240 pp. (parallel text in German and Italian).

Fet, V. & M. E. Soleglad. 2005. Contributions to scorpion systematics. I. On recent changes in high-level taxonomy. Euscorpius, 31: 1–13.

Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad & G. Lowe. 2005. A new trichobothrial character for the high-level systematics of Buthoidea (Scorpiones: Buthida). Euscorpius, 23: 1–40.

Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad, Yu. V. Mosseichik & D. E. Shcherbakov. 2005 [A scorpion from a peatbog: the first arthropod fossil from the Late Viséan of the Moscow Coal Basin]. In: Durante, M. V. & I. A. Ignatyev (eds), Plant World in Space and Time. Collection of scientific papers, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of academician V.V Menner (1905-1989). GEOS, Moscow: 163–166 (in Russian). See also Fet et al. 2004 (in English.)


Gantenbein, B., V. Fet, I. A. Gantenbein-Ritter & F. Balloux. 2005. Evidence for recombination in scorpion mitochondrial DNA (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences, 272(1564): 697–704.

Soleglad, M. E. & V. Fet. 2005a. A new scorpion genus (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae) from Mexico. Euscorpius, 24: 1–13.

Soleglad, M. E. & V. Fet. 2005b. The genus Auyantepuia González-Sponga, 1978 is confirmed as a synonym of Broteochactas Pocock, 1893 (Scorpiones: Chactidae). Euscorpius, 29: 1–14.

Soleglad, M. E., V. Fet & F. Kovařík. 2005. The systematic position of the scorpion genera Heteroscorpion Birula, 1903 and Urodacus Peters, 1861 (Scorpiones: Scorpionoidea). Euscorpius, 20: 1–38.


Fet, V. & D. D. Gaffin. 2004. Preface. Proceedings of the 3d Scorpiology Symposium, American Arachnological Society 28th Annual Meeting, Norman, Oklahoma, 28 June 2004. Euscorpius, 17: i-–v.

Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad & B. Gantenbein. 2004. The Euroscorpion: genus Euscorpius (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). Proceedings of the 3d Scorpiology Symposium, American Arachnological Society 28th Annual Meeting, Norman, Oklahoma, 23-27 June 2004. Euscorpius, 17: 47–59.

Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad & A. V. Gromov. 2004. The platypus of a scorpion: genus Pseudochactas (Scorpiones: Pseudochactidae). Proceedings of the 3d Scorpiology Symposium, American Arachnological Society 28th Annual Meeting, Norman, Oklahoma, 28 June 2004. Euscorpius, 17: 61–68.

Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad & F. Kovařík. 2004. Subfamily Lisposominae revisited (Scorpiones: Bothriuridae). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, 10: 195–209.

Fet, V., M. E. Soleglad, Yu. V. Mosseichik & D.E. Shcherbakov. 2004. A scorpion from a peatbog: the first arthropod fossil from the Late Viséan of the Moscow Coal Basin. Euscorpius, 13: 1–5. See also Fet et al. 2005 (in Russian).

Fet, V., M.E. Soleglad, D. P. A. Neff & I. Stathi. 2004. Tarsal armature in the superfamily Iuroidea (Scorpiones: Iurida). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, 10: 17–40.


Santiago-Blay, J.A., V. Fet, M.E. Soleglad & S.R. Anderson. 2004. A new genus and subfamily of scorpions from Lower Cretaceous Burmese amber (Scorpiones: Chaerilidae). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, 9: 3–14.

Santiago-Blay, J.A., V. Fet, M.E. Soleglad & P.R. Craig. 2004. The second Cretaceous scorpion specimen from Burmese amber (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 2(2): 147–152.

Santiago-Blay, J.A., M.E. Soleglad & V. Fet. 2004. A redescription and family placement of Uintascorpio Perry, 1995 from the Parachute Creek Member of the Green River Formation (Middle Eocene) of Colorado, USA (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, 10: 7–16.

Soleglad, M. E. & V. Fet. 2004. The systematics of scorpion subfamily Uroctoninae (Scorpiones: Chactidae). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, 10: 81–128.

Teruel, R., V. Fet & L. de Armas. 2004. A note on the scorpions from the Pirin Mountains, southwestern Bulgaria (Scorpiones: Buthidae, Euscorpiidae). Euscorpius, 14: 1–11.


Fet, V. 2003a. The Crimean scorpion, Euscorpius tauricus (C.L. Koch, 1837) (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae): an endemic species supported by mitochondrial DNA evidence. Arthropoda Selecta (Moscow, Russia), 11(4): 271–276.

Fet, V. 2003b. To spell or not to spell: again on Rowlandius jarmillae Armas & Cockendolpher, 2001 (Schizomida: Hubbardiidae). Revista Ibérica de Aracnologia, 8: 44.

Fet, V., B. Gantenbein, A. V. Gromov, G. Lowe & W. R. Lourenço. 2003. The first molecular phylogeny of Buthidae (Scorpiones). Euscorpius, 4: 1–10.



Fet, V., Ay. Karataş, E. V. Fet & A. Karataş. 2003. First data on the molecular phylogeny of Euscorpius (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae) from Turkey. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal, 82 (12): 1518–1521 (Moscow, Russia) (in Russian; English summary). English translation published in: Entomological Review, 2003, 83, Suppl. 2: 249-252


Fet, V. & F. Kovařík. 2003. A record of Euscorpius (Polytrichobothrius) italicus (Herbst, 1800) (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae) in Iraq. Acta Societatis Zoologicae Bohemicae (Prague, Czech Republic), 67: 179–181.


Fet, V. & C. Messing. 2003. Case 3270. Isometrinae Clark, 1917 (Echinodermata, Crinoidea): proposed emendation of spelling to Isometrainae to remove homonymy with Isometrinae Kraepelin, 1891 (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Bulletin of the Zoological Nomenclature (UK), 60(4): 293–296. See also ICZN Opinion 2132 (2005) which approved the scorpion subfamily name Isometrinae (now in synonymy)

Fet, E. V., D. Neff, M. Graham & V. Fet. 2003. Metasoma of Orthochirus (Scorpiones: Buthidae): are scorpions evolving a new sensory organ? Revista Ibérica de Aracnologia, 8: 69–72.

Fet, V., M. E. Petersen & G. S. Slyusarev. 2003. Case 3151. Rhopalurusinae Bücherl, 1971 (Arachnida, Scorpiones: Buthidae): proposed conservation as the correct spelling to remove homonymy with Rhopaluridae Stunkard, 1937 (Orthonectida). Bulletin of the Zoological Nomenclature (UK), 60(1): 23–25.


Fet, V. , M. E. Soleglad, B. Gantenbein, V. Vignoli, N. Salomone, E. V. Fet & P. J. Schembri. 2003. New molecular and morphological data on the “Euscorpius carpathicus” species complex (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae) from Italy, Malta, and Greece justify the elevation of E. c. sicanus (C. L. Koch, 1837) to the species level. Revue suisse de Zoologie, 110(2): 355–379.

Gantenbein, B., V. Fet & A. V. Gromov. 2003. The first DNA phylogeny of four species of Mesobuthus Vachon, 1950 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from Eurasia. Journal of Arachnology, 31(3): 412–420.


Kovařík, F. & V. Fet. 2003. Scorpion Euscorpius (Euscorpius) tergestinus (C. L. Koch, 1837) (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae) in central Bohemia. Acta Societatis Zoologicae Bohemicae (Prague, Czech Republic), 67: 189–192.

Soleglad, M. E. & V. Fet. 2003a. The scorpion sternum: structure and phylogeny (Scorpiones: Orthosterni). Euscorpius, 5: 1–34.

Soleglad, M. E. & V. Fet. 2003b. High-level systematics and phylogeny of the extant scorpions (Scorpiones: Orthosterni). Euscorpius, 11: 1–175.

Fet, V. 2002. Correction of the original spelling for Rowlandius jarmillae Armas & Cokendolpher, 2001 (Schizomida: Hubbardiidae). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, 5: 90.

Fet, V., M. E. Braunwalder & H. D. Cameron. 2002. Scorpions (Arachnida, Scorpiones) described by Linnaeus. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society, 12(4): 176–182.

Fet, V., B. Gantenbein, E. V. Fet & V. Popa. 2002. Euscorpius carpathicus (Linnaeus, 1767) from Romania (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae): mitochondrial DNA data. Biogeographica (Paris), 78(4): 141–147.


Fet, V. & M. E. Soleglad. 2002. Morphology analysis supports presence of more than one species in the “Euscorpius carpathicus” complex (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). Euscorpius, 3: 1–51.

Gantenbein, B., M. E. Soleglad, V. Fet, P. Crucitti & E. V. Fet. 2002. Euscorpius naupliensis (C. L. Koch, 1837) (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae): elevation to the species level justified by molecular and morphology data. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, 6: 13–43.

Capes, E. M. & V. Fet. 2001. A redescription of the scorpion genus Plesiobuthus Pocock, 1900 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from Pakistan. Entomologische Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum Hamburg, 13(164): 295–304.

Fet, V. & G. Bechly. 2001. Case 3120a. Liochelidae, fam. nov. (Scorpiones): proposed introduction as a substitute name for Ischnuridae Simon, 1879, as an alternative to the suggested emendment of Ischnurinae Fraser, 1957 (Insecta, Odonata) to Ischnurainae in order to remove homonymy. Bulletin of the Zoological Nomenclature, 58(4): 280–281.

Soleglad, M. E. & V. Fet. 2001. Evolution of scorpion orthobothriotaxy: a cladistic approach. Euscorpius, 1: 1–38.

Towler, W. I., J. Ponce Saavedra, B. Gantenbein & V. Fet. 2001. Mitochondrial DNA reveals divergent phylogeny in tropical Centruroides (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from Mexico. Biogeographica (Paris), 77(4): 157–172.

Yamashita, T. & V. Fet. 2001. Molecular approaches to biogeography. Pp. 347–369 In: Brownell P. H., and G. A. Polis (eds). Scorpion Biology and Research. Oxford University Press, UK.

Fet, V., M. E. Braunwalder & H. D. Cameron. 2002. Scorpions (Arachnida, Scorpiones) described by Linnaeus. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society, 12(4): 176-182.


Gantenbein, B., M. E. Soleglad & V. Fet. 2001. Euscorpius balearicus Caporiacco, 1950, stat. nov. (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae): molecular (allozymes and mtDNA) and morphological evidence for an endemic Balearic Islands species. Organisms, Diversity & Evolution, 1(4): 301-320.

Towler, W.I., Ponce Saavedra, J., Gantenbein, B., Fet, V. 2001. Mitochondrial DNA reveals divergent phylogeny in tropical Centruroides (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from Mexico. Biogeographica (Paris), 77(4): 157-172.

Soleglad, M. E. & V. Fet. 2001. Evolution of scorpion orthobothriotaxy: a cladistic approach. Euscorpius, 1: 1-40.

Fet, V. & G. Bechly. 2001. Case 3120a. Liochelidae, fam. nov. (Scorpiones): proposed introduction as a substitute name for Ischnuridae Simon, 1879, as an alternative to the suggested emendment of Ischnurinae Fraser, 1957 (Insecta, Odonata) to Ischnurainae in order to remove homonymy. Bulletin of the Zoological Nomenclature, 58(4): 1-3.

Fet, V. 2000. Scorpions (Arachnida) from the Balkan Peninsula in the collections of the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia. Historia Naturalis Bulgarica, 11: 47-60.

Fet, V. & G. Bechly. 2000. Case 3120. Ischnurainae Fraser, 1957 (Insecta, Odonata): proposed conservation as the correct spelling of Ischnurinae to remove homonymy with Ischnuridae Simon, 1879 (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Bulletin of the Zoological Nomenclature, 57(1): 26-28.

Fet, V. & M. E. Braunwalder. 2000a. Case 3119. Vachoniainae Maury, 1973 (Arachnida, Scorpiones): proposed conservation as the correct spelling to remove homonymy with Vachoniidae Chamberlin, 1947 (Arachnida, Pseudoscorpiones). Bulletin of the Zoological Nomenclature, 57(1): 24-25.

Fet, V. & M. E. Braunwalder. 2000b. The scorpions (Arachnida, Scorpiones) of the Aegean area: current problems in taxonomy and biogeography. Belgian Journal of Zoology, 130: 17-22

Fet, V., B. E. Hendrixson, W. D. Sissom & G. Levy. 2000. First record for the genus Mesobuthus Vachon, 1950 in Israel: Mesobuthus nigrocinctus (Ehrenberg, 1828), comb. n. (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from Mt. Hermon. Israel Journal of Zoology, 46(4): 287-295

Gantenbein, B., V. Fet, M. D. Barker & A. Scholl. 2000. Nuclear and mitochondrial markers suggest the existence of two parapatric scorpion species in the Alps: Euscorpius germanus (Koch) and E. alpha Caporiacco (Euscorpiidae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 107(4): 843-869

Scherabon, B., B. Gantenbein, V. Fet, M. Barker, M.Kuntner, C. Kropf & D. Huber. 2000. A new species of scorpion from Austria, Italy, Slovenia and Croatia: Euscorpius gamma Caporiacco, 1950, stat. nov. (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). In: P. Gajdoš & S. Pekár (eds): Proceedings of the 18th European Colloquium of Arachnology, Stará Lesná, 1999. Ekológia (Slovakia), Vol. 19, Supplement 3, pp. 253-262.

Atamuradov, H. I., G. N. Fet, V. Fet, R. Valdez & W. R. Feldman. 1999. Biodiversity, genetic diversity, and protected areas in Turkmenistan. Journal of Sustainable Forestry, 9(1-2): 73-88.

Polis, G. A., & Sissom, W. D. (1998). Live in sandy deserts: the scorpion model. Journal of the Arid Environments (London), 39, 609-622.

Sissom, W. D., & Fet, V. (1998). Redescription of Compsobuthus matthiesseni (Scorpiones, Buthidae) from Southwestern Asia. Journal of Arachnology, 26, 1-8.

Gantenbein, B., Fet, V., Largiader, C., & Scholl, A. (1999). First DNA phylogeny of the genus Euscorpius Thorell 1876 (Scorpiones, Euscorpiidae) and its bearing on the taxonomy and biogeography of this genus. Biogeographica (Paris), 75, 59-72.


Braunwalder, M. E. & V. Fet. 1998. On publications about scorpions (Arachnida, Scorpiones) by Hemprich and Ehrenberg (1828-1831). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society, 11(1): 29-35.

Fet, V. 1998. Case 3026. Androctonus caucasicus Nordmann, 1840 (currently Mesobuthus caucasicus; Arachnida, Scorpiones): proposed conservation of the specific name. Bulletin of the Zoological Nomenclature, 55(1): 14-16.

Sissom, W. D., V. Fet & M. E. Braunwalder. 1998. Case 3031. Paruroctonus Werner, 1934 (Arachnida, Scorpiones): proposed conservation. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 55(1): 17-19.

Gitelman, S. E., M. Kobrin, A. Lee, V. Fet, K. Lyons & B. L. M. Hogan. 1997. Structure and sequence of the mouse Bmp6 gene. Mammalian Genome, 8: 212-214.

Fet, V. 1997a. Neohemibuthus zarudnyi (Birula, 1903) from Iran, a senior synonym of N. kinzelbachi Lourenco, 1996 (Scorpiones, Buthidae). Revue Arachnologique (France), 12(6): 65-68.

Fet, V. 1997b. Note on Euscorpius carpathicus (Linnaeus, 1767) (Scorpiones, Chactidae) from the Crimea. Journal of Arachnology, 25: 106-108.

Fet, V. 1997c. Notes on the taxonomy of some Old World scorpions (Scorpiones: Buthidae, Chactidae, Ischnuridae, Scorpionidae). Journal of Arachnology, 25(3): 245-250.

Fet, V. & M. E. Braunwalder. 1997. On the true authorship and taxonomic history of Euscorpius germanus (C. L. Koch, 1837) (nec C. L. Koch, 1836; nec Schaeffer, 1766) (Scorpiones: Chactidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society, 10(8): 308-310.

Fet, V. & W. D. Sissom. 1997. A new generic synonymy in scorpions: Scorpiobuthus Werner 1939 =Uroplectes Peters 1862 (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Journal of Arachnology, 25(3): 408-409.
 

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American Arachnological Society

Societe de Biogeographie (Paris)

Arachnodata (Zurich, Switzerland)

West Virginia Academy of Science

Biostan (Tashkent, Uzbekistan
 
 
Professional/Community Service:
2000 Fulbright Council for International Exchange of Scholars was hosting Dr. T. Lushnikova (University of Tartu, Estonia) for joint work on animal genomics.

 

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Awards
2001 NASA, graduate student research stipends (for Ian Towler), $ 1000

2001 NASA, undergraduate student research stipends (for Travis Bailey and Harold Payton), $ 500 and 500

2001 National Geographic Society, Committee for Research and Exploration: “Desert Scorpions of Central Asia: Biodiversity and Evolution”, $ 18,000 [I was encouraged to submit this proposal when I met with the National Geographic CRE officers in March 2000, during the MURC-sponsored trip to Washington, DC].

2001 West Virginia EPSCoR Proposal Preparation Mini-Grant “Scorpion Toxins Bioprospecting”, $ 3500

2001, 1998 and 1997, MU Merit Awards.

2001 INCO Fund for Faculty Travel, for a visit to the Smithsonian Institution Natural History Museum, December 2001, $ 500.

2001 MU Research Committee, Research Award, October 2001, $ 250.

2001 MU College Graduate College, reassigned time for research (in Spring 2002).

2001 Quinlan Endowment Fund for Faculty Travel, for travel to the national American Arachnological Society 25th Annual Meeting, Keene State College, NH, July 2001, $ 500.

2001 MU-DASA (Marshall University Distinguished Artists and Scholars Award), as a Senior Recipient for Excellence in Sciences and Technology, March 2001, $ 2000.

2000 MURC, Travel award to visit grant-awarding foundations at Washington, DC, March 2000.

2000 American Museum of Natural History, New York (P.I. Dr. V.Ovtsharenko), cooperation in a pilot project on spider DNA phylogeny, $ 2000.

1999 NASA, undergraduate student research stipend (for David Butler), $ 1000

1999 West Virginia EPSCoR Proposal Preparation Mini-Grant, “Bridging Organismal and Molecular Biology: Genetic Assessment of Biodiversity in the Appalachians”, $ 3,500.

1999 UNDP (United Nations Development Program), “Environment of Turkmenistan”, $ 1200.

1999 NRC (National Research Council) COBASE program, “Biodiversity Assessment and Publication in Bulgaria”, $ 2,500 (travel grant to Bulgaria; organized and conducted the first American-Bulgarian zoological expedition “Rodope 1999”, June 1999).

1998 MU Research Committee, Summer Research Award, $ 2,000.

1998 MU Quinlan Endowment Fund for Faculty Travel, for participation in the XIV International Congress of Arachnology, Chicago, $ 467.

1997 MU College of Science, for participation in a Workshop on Molecular Evolution, Woods Hole, MA, August 1997 (a selective, international workshop in one of the best world’s best facilities, with invited lecturers from all top groups in Molecular Evolution: M. Sogin, D. Swofford, D. Hillis, D. Maddison, J. Felsenstein, M. Miyamoto, etc.), $ 1500.

1997 MU College of Science, Grants Committee, reassigned time for research and grant preparation (Spring 1997), $ 1500.

1997 NSF “A worldwide survey of pectine sensory anatomy at the microscopic level”, $ 1600 (supplement to NSF IBN-9320362 “Structure and Function of a Topographic Sensory System” to P. H. Brownell, Oregon State University).

1997 WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), Russian Programme Office. “Conservation of biodiversity in Central Asian republics”, $ 3000.

1997 NRC (National Research Council) COBASE program, “Biodiversity Assessment in the Republic of Turkmenistan”, $ 2,200 (travel grant to Turkmenistan)

1996 NASA Research Initition Grant “Genetic Assessment of Biodiversity in the Sand Deserts of the World”, $ 20,000.

1996 NASA Faculty Enhancement Award “Development of Geobiophysical Model of Disturbed Environmental Area in West Virginia” (with other College of Science faculty), $ 13,000.

 

Other Achievements:
 
Achievements:
My interests lie in various aspects of evolution, genetics, biogeography and taxonomy of scorpions - which demonstrate remarkable adaptations and diversity acquired in their 400,000,000 years of known evolutionary history.

My research involves reconstructing scorpion evolution and phylogeny with molecular techniques, particularly mitochondrial DNA PCR and sequence analysis - the same methods as are used in forensic science, DNA fingerprinting, and genetic engineering. I am also interested in taxonomy, systematics, paleontology, morphology, and various phenomena specific to scorpions, including in particular their sensory organs. Students are actively involved in lab research and publication of the results. A number of projects on speciation in European, Asian, and American scorpions, utilizing DNA techniques, is under work. I also collaborate on projects in molecular evolution of other animals, extrachromosomal heredity, and transposable elements.

I am actively involved in systematics, faunistics, and taxonomy of scorpions, and published widely on this subject. With my co-authors, I published the Catalog of the Scorpions of the World (1758-1998) (2000), a "yellow pages" book listing about 1300 species and 170 genera of the existing scorpions, plus about 100 fossil species.

Another aspect of my research concerns evolution, biodiversity, and biogeography of desert and mountain animals and biotas, especially in Central Asia and the Balkans. I work with local collectives of biologists as an editor on production of definitive monographs in biodiversity and biogeography. Two of such monographic works have been published, Biogeography and Ecology of Turkmenistan (1994) and Biogeography and Ecology of Bulgaria (2007).

I have traveled intensively with research purposes, both for field work and museum work. In 2001-2002, the National Geographic Society sponsored my expedition to Central Asian deserts to study scorpions there. My overseas field travels over many years took me to Mexico, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Austria, France, Russia, Slovenia, and New Zealand; I worked with scorpion collections in the natural history museums of the USA, England, Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, Russia, and Bulgaria, and studied collections loaned from dozens of other museums. I run a number of cooperative projects with researchers from many countries. In January-June 2005, I was on a sabbatical leave as a Fulbright Scholar Program grant recipient in Bulgaria.In February-June 2012, I was on a sabbatical leave as a Fulbright Scholar Program grant recipient in Greece.

I am also the editor (together with Michael E. Soleglad) of "Euscorpius", the Occasional Publications in Scorpiology, an online peer-reviewed research journal and the only research periodical completely devoted to scorpions, mainly to their systematics.

Since its inception in 2001, "Euscorpius" published 145 issues authored by 102 zoologists from 27 countries (USA, Argentina, Belgium, China, Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and Venezuela.) In 2002-2012, 106 new species from 35 countries (Afghanistan, Australia, Chile, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Greece, Guadeloupe, India, Iran, Iraq, Lithuania (amber), Malagasy Republic, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Somaliland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, USA, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Yemen) and nine new genera of scorpions have been described in “Euscorpius”.

Text Box: My additional interests within biological sciences concern history of biology, especially in my native Russia. Recently, I completed a translation into English of a seminal and nearly forgotten Russian work on symbiogenesis by Boris M. Kozo-Polyansky (1924).
The book was published in May 2010 by Harvard University Press. This work was co-edited, encouraged and promoted by Professor Lynn Margulis (1938-2011),the leading authority on symbiogenesis and the original author of the serial endosymbiotic theory (SET)of eukaryotic cell origin. On 24 September 2010, Professor Margulis came to Marshall University to celebrate publication of this important book.





 

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