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

Participating Institutions
AMNH
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

 

Edmundo González

Division of Invertebrate Zoology
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
U.S.A.
Tel.:  212-769-5614
FAX: 212-769-5277
e-mail:  egs@amnh.org

Education:  M. Sc. Systematics, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2003;  B. Sc. Biology, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2000.

Research interests:  My research interests are centered upon the evolution and biology of scorpions, especially in the areas of phylogeny, biogeography, ecology and behavior.

Role in REVSYS project:  I am a PhD student at the City University of New York (CUNY), where I am studying Systematic Biology in preparation for a comprehensive revision of one of the main groups of the scorpion family Vaejovidae.  I am conducting my research at the American Museum of Natural History under the direction of Dr. Lorenzo Prendini.  Dr. W. David Sissom of West Texas A & M University, Dr. Oscar Francke of the Instituto de Biologia at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and Mr. Warren Savary of the California Academy of Sciences will also serve as my hosts during my trips to study material in the collections of their institutions.   I will join several expeditions to collect vaejovid scorpions, primarily in Mexico, and will sort and identify the collected specimens.  I will also be involved in the electronic archiving of information gathered during the project, including GIS data, and will be involved in digital imaging, automated DNA sequencing, and quantitative phylogenetic analysis

 

 


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