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A long-term study of the systematics of amphipod crustaceans (order Amphipoda) in the families Crangonyctidae and Hadziidae is being carried out by Dr. John R. Holsinger and his graduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Amphipods of the family Bogidielllidae are also being considered. The emphasis of this research is on the morphologically modified (troglomorphic) taxa that inhabit subterranean groundwater environments.
The project was previously funded from 1995 to 2002 by a grant from the National Science Foundation through the Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy (PEET) program.
This project includes:
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS STUDY CAN BE FOUND AT:
What are amphipods?
What are subterranean amphipods?
Goals and objectives
Classification and identification of Crangonyctid amphipods
Classification and identification of hadziid amphipods
The Amphipod Homepage
The Subterranean Amphipod Database
Tom Iliffe's Cave Biology Site
The Crustacean Evolutionary Pattern Analysis Home Page (University of Amsterdam)
Department of Invertebrate Zoology (National Museum of Natural History, Smithonian Institution)
About Phreatoicidean Isopods in Australia
Biodiversity Levels of Karst Landforms in the United States
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