Mark J. GrygierDegree
Collecting mud samples from Lake Biwa. (Photograph by Y. Kusuoka, 31 Jan, 2007).
CareerGraduated from the College of William and Mary; Ph.D. from the University of California San Diego (Scripps Institutution of Oceanography); American-Scandinavian Foundation Exchange Fellow at the University of Copenhagen Institute of Cell Biology and Comparative Anatomy; Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Collaborator, and Research Associate at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution; Visiting Fellow at The Australian Museum; Visiting Foreign Researcher at the University of the Ryukyus Tropical Marine Science Center (3 times); Maître de Conférences Invité at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, Laboratoire de Biologie des Invertébrés Marins et Malacologie; JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow at Kyoto University, Seto Marine Biological Laboratory; Research Associate at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History; Dan Charitable Trust Fund for Research in the Biological Sciences Fellow at the Hiroshima University Fisheries Laboratory; Invited Senior Visiting Researcher at the University of Vienna Institute of Zoology; COE Foreign Researcher at the University of the Ryukyus Tropical Biosphere Research Center; etc. Worked at the Lake Biwa Museum from April, 1997 to March 2017.
Specialty1) Crustacean systematics and phylogeny based on comparative ecological and ontogenic research.
2) Distributional surveys, etc. of crustaceans (tadpole shrimps, fairy shrimps, and clam shrimps) inhabiting ricefields.
3) Parasite surveys of aquatic animals, especially fish, of Lake Biwa and its surrounding waters.
4) Taxonomy of parasitic and commensal Crustacea and Myzostomida from marine invertebrates.
Key Words of ResearchTaxonomy, Phylogeny, Comparative biology, Carcinology, Parasitology, Large branchiopods, Ascothoracida, Y-larvae, Monstrilloida, Myzostomida, Zoological nomenclature, Optical microscopy, Scanning electron microscopy.
Professional Society MembershipJapanese Society of Systematic Zoology, Zoological Society of Japan, The Japanese Association of Benthology, Carcinological Society of Japan, Plankton Society of Japan, Japanese Coral Reef Society, The Nanki Biological Society, International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, The Crustacean Society, Society of Systematic Biologists, Biological Society of Washington, Southern California Academy of Sciences, World Association of Copepodologists, American Association for Zoological Nomenclature
Readily Accessible Research Contributions
- Mark J. Grygier (2000): Class Myzostomida. P. L. Beesley et al. ed., Polychaetes & Allies: the Southern Synthesis. Fauna of Australia. Vol. 4A, Polychaeta, Myzostomida, Pogonophora, Echiura, Sipuncula, CSIRO Publishing, 297-329.
- Mark J. Grygier (2004): Clarifying the parasitofauna of Lake Biwa. Kazuya Nagasawa, ed., Aquaparasitology in the Field in Japan, Tokai University Press, 273-284, 341-342 (in Japanese).
- Mark J. Grygier (2005): Distribution and ecology of the tadpole shrimps and clam shrimps of the Yamato River drainage. Symposium on the Occasion of the 300th Anniversary of the Diversion of the Yamato River. The Nature of Rivers in Japan and the Yamato River. Compiled Records, Shizen Kenkyu, Occasional Papers of the Osaka Museum of Natural History, 3, (4), 52-54. General discussion. Grygier's part, 66-67 (in Japanese).
- Mark J. Grygier, Jens T. Høeg (2005): Ascothoracida (ascothoracids). K. Rohde ed., Marine Parasitology, CSIRO Publishing and CABI Publishing, 149-154.