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Arthur Kopelman, PhD

SUNY DISTINGUISHED SERVICE PROFESSOR

Office Location: Business and Liberal Arts B831
Telephone: 212 217.3030
E-mail:  arthur_kopelman@fitnyc.edu

View Dr. Kopelman's CV (PDF)

 

Education

BA, Queens College, CUNY
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate School and University Center

Publications

Kopelman, A. H. & P. C. Chabora. 1978. Resource availability and reproductive variation in Pseudeucoila sp. (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 86: 302.

Chabora, P. C., S. J. Smolin, & A. H. Kopelman. 1979. The Life history of Pseudeucoila sp., a protelean parasite of Drosophila. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 72: 495-499.

Kopelman, A. H. 1982. The laboratory biology and reproductive strategies of Leptopilina boulardi (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae). Ph.D. dissertation, City University of New York.

Kopelman, A. H. & P. C. Chabora. 1984. Immature stages of Leptopilina boulardi (Hymenoptera: Eucoilidae), a protelean parasite of Drosophila spp. (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 77: 264-269.

Kopelman, A. H. & P.C. Chabora. 1986. Aspects of the reproductive biology of Leptopilina boulardi (Hymenoptera: Eucoilidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 79: 808-813.

Kopelman, A. H. & P.C. Chabora. 1992. Resource variability and life history parameters of Leptopilina boulardi (Hymenoptera: Eucoilidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 85: 195-199.

Kopelman, A. H. & S. S. Sadove. 1995. Ventilatory rate differences between surface- feeding and non-surface feeding fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) in the waters off eastern Long Island, New York, USA, 1981-87. Marine Mammal Science 11(2): 200- 208.

Courses

  • SC 122 – Field Biology
  • SC 253 – Ecology and Environmental Problems
  • SE 561 – Ecology and Human Impact
  • SC/PH 254 – Ecology and Photography: Sustainable New York

Interests

Population Ecology
NY Fin and humpback whale population dynamics and feeding ecology
Harbor and grey seal habitat use and site fidelity in Westhampton Beach, NY
Sustainability Science
Sustainability Education

Message to FIT Community

Dr. Arthur Kopelman is a population ecologist whose research interests, since 1987 include the population dynamics and feeding ecology of fin and humpback whales of New York and New England; and since 1995, the population dynamics of harbor, grey, harp and hooded seals of NY. He received his Ph.D. in Biology in 1982 from The Graduate School and University Center of CUNY. Dr. Kopelman is a full professor of Science in the Department of Science and Mathematics.

For nearly 30 years, Dr. Kopelman has been one of the strongest voices propelling FIT towards embracing the issues of sustainability, and was pivotal in the establishment of the annual SUNY-wide Sustainable Business and Design Conference. Dr. Kopelman is a member of FIT's Sustainability Council and was the
chair of the Ad-Hoc Sustainability Committee of the FIT Faculty Senate (2009-2012), and chaired the FIT Faculty Senate Committee on Sustainability (2012-2014).

In May 2010, Dr. Kopelman was appointed to Distinguished Service Professorship rank by the State University of New York Board of Trustees. Distinguished Professorship is the highest honor conferred upon instructional faculty in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Dr. Kopelman is the first faculty member at FIT to be named to SUNY Distinguished Faculty ranks.

Dr. Artie Kopelman is a co-founder, president, chief scientist, and webmaster of the Coastal Research and Educational Society of Long Island (CRESLI, http://cresli.org). Recently, Dr. Kopelman has been examining the site fidelity of harbor seals at Cupsogue Beach Park in Westhampton Beach, NY, since 2006. Dr. Kopelman is also a board member of Save the Great South Bay -

See more at: http://cresli.org

Photos of my whale and seal work can be seen at http://drartiek-cresli.smugmug.com/

  • Dr. Artie Kopelman Gallery

    Dr. Artie Kopelman Gallery - whale breaching the water

  • Dr. Artie Kopelman Gallery

    Dr. Artie Kopelman Gallery - dolphins swimming together

  • Dr. Artie Kopelman Gallery

    Dr. Artie Kopelman Gallery - sea lions on the beach

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