STARKS, Edwin Chapin

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Edwn Chapin Starks

STARKS, Edwin Chapin (1867-1932), Wisconsin-born, he entered Stanford University in 1893 where he majored in biology and became an ichthyologist. During his career Starks worked as biologist for the U. S. Bureau of Biological Survey (1897-1899); curator of the Museum and Assistant Professor of Zoology, University of Washington (1899-1901); Curator of Zoology, Stanford University, and Assistant professor of Zoology. He became emeritus the year of his death in 1932.

In 1900 Starks, on behalf of California Academy of Sciences, was appointed to the special commission to investigate the matter of killing sea lions on the California Channel Islands and elsewhere. Also on the commission were R. E. Snodgrass, named by the California Fish and Game Commission, and Cloudsley Rutter, chairman.

Starks collected a fox at Scorpion Harbor, Santa Cruz Island on July 16, 1901. On July 24, 1901 he collected a few marine mammals on the island. His collections went to the California Academy of Sciences. Starks authored more than eighty scientific papers, nearly a third of them devoted to the osteology of fishes.


Starks collected on:


  • 1918. Starks, E. C. The Sea Lion of California American Museum Journal 18(3):226-237, March 1918



Island Collections~
AÑO NUEVO ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Año Nuevo Island E. C. Starks CAS August 29, 1901 CAS-20699 Eumetopias jubatus Mammals
Año Nuevo Island E. C. Starks CAS August 29, 1901 CAS-20700 Eumetopias jubatus Mammals


SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Cruz Island E. C. Starks CAS July 16, 1901 CAS-20582 Urocyon littoralis santacruzae Mammals
Santa Cruz Island E. C. Starks CAS July 16, 1901 CAS-20583 Urocyon littoralis santacruzae Mammals
Santa Cruz Island E. C. Starks CAS July 24, 1901 CAS-24074 Zalophus californianus californianus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island E. C. Starks CAS July 24, 1901 CAS-20697 Zalophus californianus californianus Mammals