Field Museum of Natural History Invertebrates (FMNH-Invertebrate Zoology)
Established in 1938, the Division of Invertebrates is in charge of all invertebrate groups except insects and other non-marine arthropods. The first curator of this Division was Fritz Haas, formerly of the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt, Germany. Haas (1938 - 1969) and his successor Alan Solem (1957 - 1990) built massive mollusk collections, particularly strong in unionid bivalves and terrestrial snails, reflecting their respective research interests. Current curators Rüdiger Bieler (1990 -) and Janet Voight (1990 -) focus their research and collection-building on marine molluscan groups. The varied curatorial research interests, the collecting efforts of past and present collections managers (e.g., John Slapcinsky and Jochen Gerber), and acquisitions of private collections and "orphan collections"
Contacts: Jochen Gerber (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 14 July 2020
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Digital Metadata: EML File
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Rights Holder: Copyright © 2012 The Field Museum of Natural History
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This project made possible by the National Science Foundation awards EF 14-02667 to P. Sierwald and R. Bieler (Field Museum), EF 14-00993 to A. Deans (Penn State), EF 14-02697 to E. Shea (Delaware Museum of Natural History), EF 14- 04964 to D. O'Foighil (Museum of Zoology, UMichigan), EF 14-01176 to J. Bond (Auburn University), and EF 14-02785 to G. Svenson (Cleveland Museum of Natural History), and EF 14-01450 to J. Hanken (Harvard University).