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VERTEBRATES
    Ichthyology Laboratory

Ichthyology Laboratory
Research revolving around the ecology of freshwater fishes, but also including taxonomy, zoogeography and distribution, assemblage structure and conservation. Additional research involves freshwater decapods—crayfishes, crabs and shrimps.

    Malacology Collection

Ornithology Laboratory
Research in the lab focuses on historical questions concerning the biogeography and evolution birds. Research integrates the traditional fields of paleontology and genetics to understand patterns of bird diversification and extinction over the last few million years.

    Cohoes Mastodon
Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory
This collection includes the vouchers for John Torrey's Flora of the State of New York (1843) and special collections that have been developed to support particular research programs and to assist in answering queries from outside the Museum.
INVERTEBRATES
    Field Laboratory
The Cambridge Field Research Laboratory
Research conducted at the Field Lab is under the direction of Dr. Daniel P. Molloy and focuses on investigating the biology, ecology, taxonomy, and biological control of aquatic invertebrate pests. Research efforts have focused particularly on black flies (Simuliidae) and zebra mussels (Dreissenidae).


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