Research Project: Invertebrate Zoology

Mentor: Eric Lazo-Wasem
Senior Collections Manager, Division of Invertebrate Zoology, Yale Peabody Museum
Division of Invertebrate Zoology Website 


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Taxonomy of Amphipod Crustaceans

My research involved the taxonomy and sytematics of small crustaceans, in particular the Gammaridean Amphipoda. Many years of fieldwork and aquisition has resulted in a major collection of amphipod crustaceans primarily from Bermuda, the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands and deepwaters surronding the New England Seamounts. From this collection I expect eventually to describe many new species and rediscover poorly known rare species.

The basic work of microscopical examination (light and SEM), digital photography and traditional or computer generated illustration offer are all used in the descriptive process, and help us define the basic morphological parameters of any given species.


To Apply

Interested? Send a one- to two-page project description, along with a letter of support from the mentor of this research project, to the internship program coordinator:

Eric Lazo-Wasem
Senior Collections Manager
Division of Invertebrate Zoology

Peabody Museum of Natural History
Yale University
P.O. Box 208118
New Haven, CT 06520-8118 USA

Fax 203.432.9816