REVSYS: SYSTEMATICS OF THE
SCORPION FAMILY VAEJOVIDAE
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Project Overview
Aims
Motivation
Intellectual Merit
Broader Impacts

Participating Institutions
AMNH
Light Microscopy
Digital Photomicrography
Microscopy and Imaging Facility
Molecular Systematics Laboratory
Frozen Tissue Collection
Remote Sensing and GIS Facility
Histological Laboratory
Computer Infrastructure
Library and Scientific Publications
Southwestern Research Station

WTAMU
IBUNAM
CAS

Individual participants
Principal Investigators
Collaborators
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students
High School Students
Technicians
Volunteers

Workplan
Fieldwork
Museum Collections
Databasing and Mapping
Taxonomy
DNA Sequencing
Phylogenetic Analysis
Publications/Authorship

Timelines and Goals
Research Goals/Products
Training Program
Project Management

 

American Museum of Natural History  

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is the lead institution on the REVSYS Vaejovidae project. The AMNH has a strong tradition of education and training from high school to postdoctoral levels. The AMNH offers internships for high school students through the NSF-funded After School Centers for Exploration and New Discovery (ASCEND) program and for undergraduates through the NSF-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental Biology (UMEB) programs. Most AMNH faculty members hold adjunct appointments at one or more universities in the New York area (including City University of New York, Columbia University, Cornell University, New York University and State University of New York) and many teach courses in their respective specialties. On average, more than 40 graduate students enrolled in these universities are actively conducting research in the AMNH collections and laboratories, many with primary advisors among AMNH faculty. The AMNH also has a very strong and highly competitive postdoctoral training program—an average of 15 postdoctoral fellowships are awarded annually, drawing outstanding postdoctoral researchers from all over the world. Finally, the AMNH has a large volunteer program, involving a significant number of high school students, as well as other members of the public, in research activities.          
     The biological collections of the AMNH include 32 million biological specimens and cultural artifacts, and 4 million fossils, forming one of the world’s largest collections of biodiversity. The research facilities and equipment at the AMNH are exceptional and offer all necessary resources for collections-based systematic and biodiversity research, including extensive light microscopy equipment, digital photomicrography systems, microscopy and imaging facility, molecular systematics laboratory, frozen tissue collection, GIS laboratory, histology laboratory, scientific illustration, and extensive computer services, including a parallel virtual supercomputer cluster. The AMNH also has a large library and publishes several journals in-house. Details of some of the major facilities and equipment available at the AMNH for this project are accessible through links on the menu to the left of this page.

 

 


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