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
Jesús Ballesteros
Kanvaly Bamba
Vinicius Capovilla
Jordan Coetzee-Folks
Milagros Cordóva
Gabriela Francke
Abigail Jaimes
Michelle McCoy
Hector Montaño
Susana Rubio
Alejandro Valdez
 

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

 

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students are involved at all levels of the REVSYS Vaejovidae Project, participating in fieldwork, sorting, identification and databasing of specimens, georeferencing, digital imaging, the collection of meristic data, and DNA sequencing at AMNH (through the NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates  and Undergraduate Mentoring in Evolutionary Biology  programs), WTAMU and UNAM.  Click on the thumbnails below to learn more about our undergraduate participants.

Jesús Ballesteros
While an undergraduate at the Instituto Politecnico Nacional, 
Jesús Ballesteros accompanied Collaborator Oscar Francke for 8 days (5–12 April, 2005) of fieldwork at Frontera Corozal in the Lacandona Rainforest Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico. Ballesteros joined Francke and co-PI W. David Sissom for 2 weeks in the northern Mexican states of Durango, and Chihuahua during 29 July–15 August, 2005, and visited the Xalapa region with Francke during 6–9 May, 2006.

Kanvaly Bamba
During the summer and fall of 2004, while a freshman at Yale University, Mr. Bamba isolated   amplified, sequenced and edited scorpion DNA in the AMNH Molecular Systematics Laboratory, and traveled to southern California for two weeks collecting vaejovids with collaborator Warren Savary and AMNH technician Randy Mercurio.
 

Vinicius Capovilla
While an undergraduate student at the Universidad Estadual de Campiñas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Mr. Capovilla accompanied collaborator Oscar Francke to the Mexican states of Michoacan, Aguascalientes, Zacatecas, Jalisco, and Colima during 30 June–14 July, 2005.
Jordan Coetzee-Folks
While an undergraduate at WTAMU, Jordan Coetzee-Folks is assisting Co-PI Dr. W.D. Sissom with illustrations for a revision of the scorpions of New Mexico and digital imaging of scorpions for the REVSYS Vaejovidae website.

Milagros Córdova
As an undergraduate from the Universidad Autónoma de Morelos, Ms. Córdova accompanied collaborator Oscar Francke to the Mexican states of Michoacan, Aguascalientes, Zacatecas, Jalisco, and Colima from 30 June–14 July, 2005, to the Lacandona Forest Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, from 21–29 May and 26 August–9 September, 2005, and to the states of Puebla and Oaxaca 3–11 November 2005.

Gabriela Francke
As
an undergraduate student at the Universidad Católica, Lima, Perú, Gabriela Francke accompanied collaborator Oscar Francke to the Mexican states of Michoacan, Aguascalientes, Zacatecas, Jalisco, and Colima during 30 June–14 July, 2005.
Abigail Jaimes
While an undergraduate from the Universidad Autónoma de Morelos, Ms. Jaimes accompanied collaborator Oscar Francke to the Mexican states of Michoacan, Aguascalientes, Zacatecas, Jalisco, and Colima during 30 June–14 July, 2005, to the Lacandona Forest Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, during 21–29 May and 26 August–9 September, 2005, and to the states of Puebla and Oaxaca during 3–11 November, 2005.
Michelle McCoy
While a sophomore at North Carolina University, Ms. McCoy isolated   amplified, sequenced and edited scorpion DNA in the AMNH Molecular Systematics Laboratory, and traveled to southern California for two weeks collecting vaejovids with collaborator Warren Savary and AMNH technician Randy Mercurio.
Hector Montaño
While a B.S. student in the Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM, Hector Montaño accompanied Collaborator Oscar Francke for fieldwork in the Mexican states of Puebla, Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Tabasco during 31 October–15 November 2004, and in the Lacandona Forest Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas during 5–12 April and 26 August–9 September, 2005. Montaño joined Francke and co-PI W. David Sissom for 2 weeks in the northern Mexican states of Durango and Chihuahua during 29 July–15 August, 2005, and later accompanied Francke to Oaxaca during 1–5 December, 2005 and to Guanajuato during 20–23 March, 2006.
Susana Rubio
While an undergraduate student at the Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Ms. Susana Rubio accompanied Collaborator Oscar Francke for several days at the Lacandona Forest, Chiapas, Mexico during 21 May–7 June, 2005.
Carlos Santibañez
While an undergraduate student at the Instituto Tecnológico del Valle de Oaxaca, Mr. Santibañez in the city of Oaxaca, and joined collaborator Oscar Francke fieldwork in Oaxaca during 3–11 November and 1–5 December, 2005, and Guanajuato during 20–23 March, 2006.
Alejandro Valdez
While an undergraduate student from the Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM, Alejandro Valdez accompanied Collaborators Oscar Francke and Warren Savary for three weeks (5–24 July 2004) of fieldwork in Nayarit on the Mexican mainland, and throughout the Baja California peninsula. Mr. Valdez joined Dr. Francke for 8 days (5–12 April, 2005) of fieldwork at Frontera Corozal, in the Lacandona Rainforest Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, returning again with Francke during 26 August–9 September, 2005. Valdez also participated in trips to Oaxaca during 1–5 December, 2005, to Guanajuato during 20–23 March, 2006, and to the Huasteca Hidalguense Region during 27–30 April, 2006. Valdez is currently responsible for databasing material collected during fieldwork in Mexico.
 


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