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
Rebecca Budinoff
Ofelia Delgado
Adolfo Ibarra
Randy Mercurio
Griselda Montiel Parra
Tarang Sharma

Steve Thurston

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

 

Technicians

Several technicians assist with fieldwork, scientific illustration and data collection for the REVSYS Vaejovidae Project.

Rebecca Budinoff
Ms. Budinoff  assisted with the sequencing of vaejovid tissue samples and outgroups at the AMNH from September 2004 to January 2005.

Ofelia Delgado
Ms. Delgado completed her B.Sc. in Biology at the Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).  She has assisted with the sequencing of vaejovid tissue samples and outgroups at the AMNH since July 2005.

Adolfo Ibarra
Mr. Ibarra, a technician at the Entomology Collection, Instituto de Biologia, UNAM, accompanied Collaborator Oscar Francke for a week of fieldwork in the Mexican states of Puebla, Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Tabasco between 31 October–15 November 2004. 

 

Kenneth MacDonald
Kenneth MacDonald, a former postdoc on a DNA Barcoding grant from the Richard Lounsbery Foundation, assisted with the sequencing of vaejovid tissue samples and outgroups at the AMNH during the second year of the project.
Randy Mercurio
As Scientific Assistant and Collections Manager in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology, AMNH, Randy Mercurio assists the REVSYS Vaejovidae project with fieldwork, processing and labelling of specimens at the AMNH, as well as mentoring undergraduate and high school students. Mercurio accompanied collaborator Warren Savary and undergraduate students Kanvaly Bamba and Michelle McCoy for two weeks (13–26 August 2004) of fieldwork in southern California. Mercurio also joined Savary, PI Lorenzo Prendini, and Ph.D. Student Edmundo González for 3 weeks (29 June–19 July, 2005) in the Baja California Peninsula, México, before continuing on with González for 12 days (23 July
–4 August, 2005) traveling through the Mexican states of Estado de México, Nayarit, Jalisco, and Colima. Mercurio spent 29 August–7 September, 2005, collecting with Prendini in southern California and Nevada.
Griselda Montiel Parra
A technician at the Mexican National Acarology Collection, Griselda Montiel Parra  accompanied Collaborator Oscar Francke for several days at the Lacandona Forest, Chiapas, Mexico during 21 May–7 June, 2005.
Tarang Sharma
Ms. Sharma coordinated the acquisition of sequence data from vaejovid tissue samples and outgroups at the AMNH from September 2004 to June 2005.
Steve Thurston
A professional Scientific Illustrator employed in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology, AMNH, Steve Thurston is skilled in graphical software techniques as well as traditional scientific illustration. Mr. Thurston assists the REVSYS Vaejovidae project with illustrations, images and graphics.
 


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