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BORIS KUPERMAN

Adjunct Professor of Biology

September 20,1933-August 10, 2002

M. S. in Veterinary Medicine, Leningrad Veterinary Institute, USSR

Ph.D, Zoology (Parasitology), Zoological Institute of the Academy
of Sciences of the USSR,
Leningrad, USSR

D.Sc.in Zoology, Leningrad
State University, USSR

tel. 619-594-0356

fax 619-594-5676

email:kuperman@sunstroke.sdsu.edu


RESEARCH INTERESTS

1. Ecological parasitology of fish, amphibians, crustacean and mollusks from rivers, reservoirs, saline and freshwater lakes

2. Biology, ecology, functional morphology, and development of the parasites of fish and other aquatic animals

3. Biomonitoring of water contamination using parasite community.

4. Expertise of parasitic diseases of fish including 'whirling disease'.

5. Ultrastructure of parasites and invertebrates.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Kuperman, B. 1973. Tapeworms of the Genus Triaenophorus, Parasites of Fishes (experimental systematic, ecology). Leningrad, Nauka. 208 pp.

Kuperman, B. 1981. Tapeworms of the Genus Triaenophorus, Parasites of Fishes. Published for US Department of the Interior and the National Science Foundation. Washington, D. C. 222 pp.

Kuperman, B. 1988. Functional Morphology of Lower Cestodes: Ontogenetic and Evolutionary Aspects. Leningrad, Nauka. 167 pp, 72 pl.

Kuperman B., 1989. Ecological and morphofunctional analysis of Cestodes in fish of North-West of the USSR. Parasites of Fresh-water fish of North-West Europe, Petrozavodsk, Nauka: 80-85.

Protasova, E., Kuperman, B., Roytman, V., Poddubnaya, L., 1990. Caryophyllidea of the fauna of the USSR. Moscow, Nauka. 238 pp.

Kuperman B. 1992. Parasites as bioindicators of the pollution of water-bodies. Parasitologiya, 26: 479-482.

Kuperman B., Kuz'mina V. 1994. The ultrastructure of intestine epithelium in fish with different type of feeding. J. Fish Biology 44:181-193.

Kuperman B., Zhokhov A., Popova L. 1994. Parasites of the mollusc Dreissena polymorpha in the Volga River basin. Parasitologiya 28: 396-402.

Kuperman B., Kolesnikova I., Tyutin A., 1994. Ambiphrya ameiuri (Ciliophora: Peritricha): the ultrastructure and localization on the body of young carp fishes. Parasitologiya 28: 214-221.

Kuperman B., Shachmatova E., Natochin Yu., Izvekova G. 1994. Ultrastructure of the integument and water-salt metabolism in Cestodes. Izvestiya Russian Academy of Sciences 3: 341-345 .

Kuperman, B., Zharikova, T., Zhokhov, A. 1995. Biomonitoring of pollution using parasite communities. Proceedings of IV Symposium of Ichthyoparasitology, Munich, Germany.

Kuperman, B.I., A.E. Zhokhov, G.I. Izvekova, and M.G. Talykina. 1997.Dynamics of the invasion of bream Abramis brama by ligulids Ligula intestinalis and Digramma interrupta at the Volga River reservoirs and host-parasite interactions. J. Biology of Inland Waters, 2: 41-49.

Kuperman, B.I., A.V. Tyutin and I.A. Guzyaev., 1997. Planktonic Crustaceans as second intermediate hosts of Bunodera luciopercae (Trematoda: Bunoderidae) in experiment and in nature J. of Biology of Inland Waters, 1: 65-71.

Kuperman, B. 1997. Parasites as bioindicators for estimation of aquatic pollution. Proceedings of the Forth International Symposium of Fish Physiology,Toxicology, and Water Quality. Bozeman, Montana, USA, September 19-21, 1995. R.V. Thurston (Ed.). Published By: Ecosystem Reseach Division, Athens, Georgia 30605. EPA/600/R-97/098: 51-65.

Kuperman, B., Schul'man, S. 1997.Whirling disease of Salmonids in Russia and Europe: history, distribution, and control. Proceedings of the Forth International Symposium of Fish Physiology,Toxicology, and Water Quality. Bozeman, Montana, USA, September 19-21, 1995. R.V. Thurston (Ed.). Published By: Ecosystem Reseach Division, Athens, Georgia 30605. EPA/600/R-97/098: 65-74

Izvekova, G.I., Kuperman, B.I., and Kuzmina, V.V. 1997. Digestion and digestive transport surfaces in Cestodes and their fish hosts. Comp. Biochemistry, Physiology 118A, 4: 1165-1171.

Korneva, J., Kuperman, B.I., and V.G Davydov. 1998. Ultrastructural investigation on the secondary excretory system in different stages of the procercoid of Triaenophorus nodulosus (Cestoda, Pseudophyllidea, Triaenophoridae). Parasitology, 116:373-381.

Kuperman, B.I and V.E. Matey. 1999. Massive infestation by Amyloodinium ocellatum. (Dinoflagellida) of fish in a highly saline lake, Salton Sea, California, USA. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 39: 65-73.

Matey V.E., B.I. Kuperman, J.M. Kinsella, G.F. Lloyd, and S.J. Lane. 2001.The lung nematodes (Metastrongyloidea) of the Virginia opossum, Didelphis virginiana, in Southern California, USA. Comparative Parasitology, in press.

Matey, V.E., B.I. Kuperman, and J.M. Kinsella. 2001. Scanning electron microscopy of Turgida turgida (Nematoda: Spiruroidaea). parasite of the Virginia opossum, Didelphis virginiana, from Southern Californiua. The Journal of Parasitology, in press.

Kuperman, B.I., Matey, V.E., and S.H. Hurlbert. 2001. Parasites of fish from the Salton Sea,California, USA. Hydrobiologia, in press.

Kuperman, B.I., V.E. Matey, and S.B. Barlow. 2001. Flagellate Cryptobia branchialis (Bodonidae: Kinetoplastida), ectoparasite of tilapia from the Salton Sea. Hydrobiologia, in press.

Kuperman, B.I., V.E. Matey, D.M. Dexter, and M.A. 2001. Tiffany. Invertebrates of the SaltonSea: A scanning electron microscopy portfolio. Hydrobiologia, in press.

Kuperman, B.I., V.E. Matey, R.N. Fisher, E.L. Ervin, and C.A. Lehman. Parasite assemblage in feral populations of the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis, in Southern California. The Journal of Parasitology, submitted.