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    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
Research focused at describing the evolution of ecology in mammals from short time scales (seasons) to very long time scales (millions of years).
    Field Laboratory
The Cambridge Field Research Laboratory
Research conducted at the Field Lab focuses on investigating the biology and ecology of aquatic invertebrates in freshwater ecosystems. Recent research efforts have focused particularly on invasive zebra and quagga mussels (Dreissenidae) and native freshwater mussels (Unionidae).

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