2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Symposium

Location

ScholarSpace, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Presentation Type

Open Access Poster Presentation

Document Type

poster

Abstract

Over the past two years, a large collection containing numerous preserved species of land crabs was received from Frank H. Barnwell, Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. The specimens were sorted by their species, counted by gender, and their locations were determined. An Excel® spreadsheet was used to record the data as well as Google Earth® to pinpoint the recovery site of each specimen. In this collection, there are 84 fiddler crab species in 1,010 lots with 13,707 individuals. Many jars of other grapsoid land crabs were also donated by Barnwell. The auxiliary grapsoid collection has a total of 254 jars. Here, we analyze the geography of the grapsoid crabs. Barnwell’s scientific legacy is now packaged and ready to be transported to the American Natural History Museum in New York City on August 8, 2022.

Start Date

29-7-2022 11:00 AM

End Date

29-7-2022 1:30 PM

Event Host

Summer Undergraduate Research Program, University of Northern Iowa

Faculty Advisor

Carl Thurman

Department

Department of Biology

Comments

Benefactor - Frank Barnwell, Dept. Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. A large collection of land crabs were received from him.

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Curating a Global Collection of Grapsoid Crabs for the American Museum of Natural History, NYC

ScholarSpace, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Over the past two years, a large collection containing numerous preserved species of land crabs was received from Frank H. Barnwell, Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. The specimens were sorted by their species, counted by gender, and their locations were determined. An Excel® spreadsheet was used to record the data as well as Google Earth® to pinpoint the recovery site of each specimen. In this collection, there are 84 fiddler crab species in 1,010 lots with 13,707 individuals. Many jars of other grapsoid land crabs were also donated by Barnwell. The auxiliary grapsoid collection has a total of 254 jars. Here, we analyze the geography of the grapsoid crabs. Barnwell’s scientific legacy is now packaged and ready to be transported to the American Natural History Museum in New York City on August 8, 2022.