2021 Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Symposium

Location

Ballroom, Maucker Student Union, University of Northern Iowa

Presentation Type

Open Access Poster Presentation

Document Type

poster

Abstract

A collection of approximately 1000 jars of preserved fiddler crabs was received from Dr. F.H. Barnwell, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. It contained jars of crabs from Africa, the Americas, and the Indo-Pacific. Specimens in each jar were sorted by species and gender and then counted. An Excel® spreadsheet recorded collecting data while Google Earth® determined the GPS of each recovery site. The collection was reduced to 569 jars containing 68 species representing seven genera. The entire collection consists of 7804 crabs with 5925 males and 1879 females. New labels with up-dated information were made for each jar. Barnwell’s scientific legacy is now ready for transport to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Start Date

30-7-2021 11:30 AM

End Date

30-7-2021 1:15 PM

Event Host

Summer Undergraduate Research Program, University of Northern Iowa

Faculty Advisor

Carl L. Thurman

Faculty Advisor

Frank H. Barwell

Department

Department of Biology

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
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Curating a Global Collection of Fiddler Crabs for the American Museum of Natural History, NYC

Ballroom, Maucker Student Union, University of Northern Iowa

A collection of approximately 1000 jars of preserved fiddler crabs was received from Dr. F.H. Barnwell, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. It contained jars of crabs from Africa, the Americas, and the Indo-Pacific. Specimens in each jar were sorted by species and gender and then counted. An Excel® spreadsheet recorded collecting data while Google Earth® determined the GPS of each recovery site. The collection was reduced to 569 jars containing 68 species representing seven genera. The entire collection consists of 7804 crabs with 5925 males and 1879 females. New labels with up-dated information were made for each jar. Barnwell’s scientific legacy is now ready for transport to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.