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.
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:
Senior Collections Manager
Division of Invertebrate Zoology
Peabody Museum of Natural History
P.O. Box 208118
New Haven, CT 06520-8118 USA