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List of Main Lecturers and Organizers, the 3rd Siberian Indian Summer School on Human Ethology, (HESISS2004), September 19th-28th, 2004, Novosibirsk - Tomsk - Irkutsk

Frank Salter, Lecturer and International Organizer (Australia, Germany)
Michael McGuire, Lecturer (USA)
Harald.Euler, Lecturer (Germany)
Kevin MacDonald, Lecturer (California)
Bobbi Low, Lecturer (USA)
ZhannaReznikova, Lecturer (Russia)
Uri Plusnin, National Organizer (Russia), the Institute for Philosophy and Low (Novosibirsk)
ArcadyPutilov, Trans-Siberian Organizer, the Research Institute for Molecular Biology and Biophysics (Novosibirsk)
Olga Lisichenko, Local Organizer, the Novosibirsk State Medical Academy
Alexander Ksenz, Local Organizer, the Tomsk State University
Eugene Ineshin, Local Organizer, the IrkutskState University

Frank Salter

Frank K. Salter is a political ethologist with the Max Plank Society, in Andechs, Germany, and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Urban Ethology in Vienna. He began studying political phenomena from a biological perspective in Australia, continuing in Germany in collaboration with Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt, Wulf Schiefenhövel, and Karl Grammer. The results of his research on social power in command hierarchies were summarized in the monograph Emotion in command: A naturalistic study of institutional dominance (OUP 1995). Research now focuses on ethnic solidarity and competition. Subsequent publications include: Ethnic Conflict and Indoctrination: Altruism and Identity in Evolutionary Perspective (co-edited with Eibl-Eibesfeldt; Berghahn, 1998); Risky Transactions: Trust, Kinship, and Ethnicity (edited text; Berghahn, 2002); On Genetic Interests. Family, Ethny, and Humanity in an Age of Mass Migration (monograph; Peter Lang Publishers, 2003); Welfare, Ethnicity, and Altruism: New Data and Evolutionary Theory (edited text; Frank Cass, 2004). Dr. Salter is secretary of the International Society for Human Ethology. He is the founder of the series of schools on human ethology held in Russia and Eastern Europe that began in 2001 and included Moscow in 2001 and Novosibirsk in 2002. In particular, in the years 2002-2003 he was the international organizer of several Summer Schools on Human Ethology in Russia (see the Summer Schools on Human Ethology in Putschino and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Siberian Indian Summer Schools on Human Ethology  in Novosibirsk on this web-site for more detail).. His summer school lectures in 2002 were: (1) The ethology of command and obedience; (2) Social technology theory: Culture and instinct, and (3) Social technology and ethnic conflict. In the 2nd Novosibirsk school, in September 2003, his lecture was titled: "Genetic interests: Theory, strategies, and ethics". In 2004 his topic will be: The Success of Inclusive Fitness Theory as a Heuristic of Ethnic Solidarity in Contemporary Industrial Societies.

Harald Euler

Harald A. Euler (, a professor of psychology from the University of Kassel, Germany, since 1974, began his studies in Bonn, Germany, and completed them as a Fulbright student at Washington State University in 1972, with a major in experimental and animal psychology and a minor in philosophy, guitar, and modern dance. Dissatisfied with the behavioristic approach to the analysis of human behavior he started to adopt an evolutionary approach in psychology when the topic of human emotions began to interest him in the early 80s while he edited a German handbook on emotions, against strong resistance by academic peers who tended to reject or even vilify evolutionary analyses of human behavior. Since then Prof. Euler has dealt with various topics in evolutionary psychology, especially family relations, heterosexual relations, aggression, and sperm competition, has published in both German and American journals, is satisfied with the increased acceptance of evolutionary thinking in German psychology, and is best known for his publications on discriminative grandparental solicitude. Outside academia he is known for his research on the relations between kids and horses and his book on why girls like horses, apart from his many apperances on German television on various juicy topics (e. g. love and sex) of evolutionary psychology. The second research interest of Prof. Euler covers stuttering and its therapy. The Kassel Stuttering Therapy is a precision fluency approach with computer-aided biofeedback which shows good long-term maintenance in a large sample of treated clients. Together with colleagues from the medical faculty of the University of Frankfurt he is currently investigating short- and long-term therapy effects with fMRI. On the upcoming school his lectures’ topics will be: (1) Family Relationships I: Discriminative care by grandparents, aunts, and uncles; (2) Family Relationships II: Grandparent-parent relationships and the riddle of the mother-in-law; and (3) Family Relationships III: How important is genetic paternity? Better test it?

Michael McGuire

Michael McGuire, M.D., is Professor of Psychology and Biobehavior Sciences, a member of the Brain Research Institute, and Director of the Non-Human Primate Laboratory at the University of California (Los Angeles). He is also Research Director of the Gruter Institute for Low and Behavioral Research. His research interests are focused on evolutionary approaches to social behavior. The publications include the books: The Saint Kitts Vervet, Reconstruction in Psychoanalysis, Ethological Psychiatry, and Darwinian Psychiatry. He was the founding editor of the journal Ethology and Sociobiology from 1979. Prof. McGuire participated in the 2nd Siberian Indian School on Human Ethology with the lectures: Status, information, and physiology: 1. The history of a finding, 2. Where the finding led, and 3. Current outlook. On the upcoming school he will give the lectures on: (1) Can the neurosciences inform ethology - Part 1; (2) Can the neurosciences inform ethology - Part 2; and (3) Can the neurosciences inform ethology - Part 3.

Kevin MacDonald

Kevin K.B. MacDonald ( is a professor of the California State University-Long Beach (Department of Psychology). He received his PhD in Biobehavioral Sciences in 1981 at the University of Connecticut (Dr. Benson E. Ginsburg, Advisor) and worked as a post-doctoral fellow in 1981-1983 at the University of Illinois under supervising of Dr. Ross Parke. His is mainly interested in application of evolutionary approach to research in the field of personality, human development, and sexual, family and national relationships. The major publications of Prof. MacDonald are Sociobiological Perspectives on Human Development. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1988. (Editor); Social and Personality Development: An Evolutionary Synthesis. New York: Plenum (1988); Mechanisms of sexual egalitarianism in Western Europe. In: Ethology and Sociobiology, 11, 195–238, (1990). A People that Shall Dwell Alone: Judaism as a Group Evolutionary Strategy. Westport, CT: Praeger. (1994); Evolution, the Five Factor Model, and Levels of Personality. In: Journal of Personality 63, 525–567, (1995); The Establishment and Maintenance of Socially Imposed Monogamy in Western Europe. In: Politics and the Life Sciences, 14, 3–23, (1995); Evolution, Culture, and the Five-Factor Model. In: Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 29, 119–149, (1998); Separation and Its Discontents: Toward an Evolutionary Theory of Anti-Semitism. Westport, CT: Praeger, (1998); The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements. Westport, CT: Praeger (paperback version: Bloomington, IN: 1stbooks Library, 2002); Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Development, 2nd edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage (in co-authorship with Burgess, R. L., 2004). Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Development, 2nd edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (Edited with Hershberger, S., 2004). On the upcoming school he will present the lectures entitled: 1.) Evolutionary Personality Psychology: 2.) Evolutionary Psychology and General Intelligence as a Non-Modular, Domain-General Adaptation: and 3.) Group Evolutionary Strategies and the Psychology of Ethnocentrism

Bobbi S. Low

Bobbi Low is Proffessor of the School of Natural Resources and Environment (University of Michigan, USA). Her lecture courses discuss vertebrate somatic and reproductive strategies (foraging, migration, group living and social behavior, mating and parental behavior), behavioral ecology of humans, especially in the context of resource competition and acquisition, and applications of optimization and game theory, etc. In 2002 Prof. Low was elected on the post of President of Human Behavior and Evolution Society. She is a member of editorial board of 4 peer-reviewed international journals (Politics and the Life Sciences, Human Nature, Human behavior and Evolution, and Michigan Quarterly Review). Her publications include several books: Why Sex Matters: A Darwinian Look at Human Behavior.  (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000); Institutions, Ecosystems, and Sustainability  (New York: Lewis Publishers. co-edited with R. Costanza, E. Ostrom, and J. Wilson, 2001); and Family Patterns In Nineteenth-Century Sweden: Variation in Time and Space (Swedish Demographic Database Monograph #6: 1‑157, co-authored with Alice L. Clarke, and K. Lockridge, 1991). The preliminary titles of her lectures on the upcoming schools are: # 1. The evolution and consequences of human sex differences; # 2. The evolutionary ecology of demography; and # 3. The evolutionary ecology of warfare

Zhanna Reznikova

Zhanna Reznikova is a behavioral ecologist, Professor of the Novosibirsk State University (Department of General Biology and Ecology), head of the Research Team at Institute for Animal Systematic and Ecology (Laboratory of Insect Ecology). Zhanna Reznikova is an expert in application of information theory to study of complex communication in animals. Her original researches are mostly aimed on the intricate questions of inter-relations between competitors and symbionts in insect communities. She is an author of several books including a monograph Interspecies Inter-Relations in Ants, and 3-volum textbook on comparative psychology (Intelligence and Language, Between a Dragon and a Fury, and War and Piece in Species and Populations). She gave a talk on the 2nd Summer School on Human Ethology (Puschino): Dialog with Black Box: Different Approaches for Studying Animal Communication, and on the 2nd Siberian Indian School on Human Ethology: Social learning in bipeds, quadrupeds, hexapods, octopods, and decapods. The preliminary title of the talk of Prof. Reznikova on the upcoming school in Novosibirsk is Tool use: effective tool for studying animal intelligence but not so effective to separate man from beast. Her talk will be followed by the talks of her former PhD students: Task allocation in social insects: the role of social and individual experience (Dr. Tatyana Novgorodova), and Should killers go to school? Insight from insects (Dr. Sofia Panteleeva).

Uri Plusnin

National Organizer (Russia), the Institute for Philosophy and Low (Novosibirsk), (see textbook projects this web-site for more detail)

Arcady Putilov

Arcady Putilov is a chronobiologist associated with the Research Institute for Molecular Biology and Biophysics (Novosibirsk). He is an expert on rhythmic phenomena in living nature. The results of his early researches were summarized in the monograph Systemforming Function of Synchronization in the Living Nature (1987). Along with more recent scientific articles on chronobiology in peer reviewed international journals, he published a book appealing to lay audience of Russian-speaking readers (”Larks”, “Owls” and Other…, 1987, 1st Edn., and 2003, 2nd Edn.). For more than 12 years, Dr. Putilov is a member of editorial board of Biological Rhythm Research (Former Journal of Interdisciplinary Cycle Research). He is lecturing at the Novosibirsk State University and Classical Institute (Novosibirsk), and working on the textbook on evolutionary psychology (see textbook projects on this web-site for more detail). In 2002 he has launched the Siberian Indian Summer Schools on Human Ethology, and he has participated in the 2nd Summer School on Human Ethology (Puschino near Moscow, 2002) with the lecture entitled Chronobiology and Evolutionary Psychology of Seasonal Depression.

Olga Lisichenko

Local Organizer, the Novosibirsk State Medical Academy

Alexander Ksenz

Local Organizer, the Tomsk State University 

Eugene Ineshin

Local Organizer, the Irkutsk State University