Honorary Researcher

Mark J. Grygier
Degree
Ph.D.
Photograph Explanation
Collecting mud samples from Lake Biwa. (Photograph by Y. Kusuoka, 31 Jan, 2007).
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Career
Graduated 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.
Specialty
1) 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 Research
Taxonomy, Phylogeny, Comparative biology, Carcinology, Parasitology, Large branchiopods, Ascothoracida, Y-larvae, Monstrilloida, Myzostomida, Zoological nomenclature, Optical microscopy, Scanning electron microscopy.
Professional Society Membership
Japanese 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
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