Antarctic Amphipodologist Network


A Biodiversity Reference Centre for Antarctic amphipod crustaceans is in development at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium. This centre includes specialised databases , reference collections, and assists a network of contributing specialists (the Antarctic Ant'phipodologist Network) who are involved in the taxonomic revision of the Antarctic amphipod fauna, and the synthesis of its geographic and bathymetric distribution and bio-ecological traits.

The Antarctic Ant'phipodologist Network is presently composed of the following specialists:

Dr Gloria M. ALONSO de PINA    
 = Antarctic Phoxocephalidae

Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia", Div. Invertebrados
Avda. Angel Gallardo 470
(C1405DJR) Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fax: +54 - 4982-4494

Dr Hans-Georg ANDRES    
 = Antarctic Hadziidae, Liljeborgiidae, Melphidippidae, Pagetinidae, Stenothoidae

Zoologisches Institut und Museum, Universität Hamburg,
Martin-Luther-King Platz 3,
D-20146 Hamburg, Germany
Fax: +49 - 40-4123-3937

 = Antarctic Ampeliscidae, Didymocheliidae, Urothoidae

Centre d'Océanologie de Marseille, Station Marine d'Endoume
Rue de la Batterie des Lions,
F-13007 Marseille, France
Fax: +33 - 491-04.16.35

Dr Jørgen BERGE    
 = Antarctic Stegocephalidae

Marine biology,
N-9171 Longyearbyen, Norway (web page)
Fax: +47 79023301

Dr Charles Oliver COLEMAN    
 = Antarctic Astyridae, Iphimedioidea, Pardaliscidae, Pleustidae, Stilipedidae

Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin,
Institut für Systematische Zoologie, Invalidenstraße 43,
D-10115 Berlin, Germany. (web page)
Fax: +49 - 30-2093-8528

Dr Kathleen E. CONLAN - Dr Edward A. HENDRYCKS    
 = Antarctic Aoridae, Corophioidea, Isaeidae, Ischyroceridae, Podoceridae

Canadian Museum of Nature,
P.O. Box 3443, Station D,
Ottawa, Ont., K1P 6P4 Canada.
Fax: +1 - 613-364-4027
e-mail: -

Dr Claude DE BROYER - Coordinator    
 = Antarctic Leucothoidae, Lysianassoidea, Oedicerotidae

Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique,
rue Vautier 29,
B-1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Fax: +32 - 2-627.42.77

Dr Jose Manuel GUERRA-GARCIA    
 = Antarctic Caprellidea

Universidad de Sevilla, Laboratorio de Biologia Marina,
Dept. Fisiologia y Biologia Animal, Facultad de Biologia, Apdo. 1095
E-41080 Sevilla, Spain.
Fax: +34 - 954.233.480

Prof Dr Krzysztof JAZDZEWSKI    
 = Antarctic Oedicerotidae, Synopiidae

University of Lodz, Laboratory of Polar Biology and Oceanobiology,
Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Hydrobiology, Ul. Banacha Str. 12/16,
P-90-237, Lodz, Poland
Fax: +48 - 42-678.39.58

 = Antarctic Leucothoidae

Pf. Hoffmanstraße, 7A
D-53343, Wachtberg-Adendorf, Germany. (web page)
Fax: +49 - 22-8216-979

Dr James K. LOWRY    
 = key to World marine families

Division of Invertebrate Zoology, Australian Museum,
College Street 6,
Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Fax: +61 - 2-9320-6050

Dr Martin RAUSCHERT    
 = Antarctic Amphilochidae, Stenothoidae

Bruno-H.-Bürgel-Allee, 31,
D-15732 Eichwalde, Germany
Fax: +49 - 30-675-6289

Prof Ichiro TAKEUCHI    
 = Antarctic Caprellidea

Department of Conservation Ecology,
Agricultural School, Ehime University,
3-5-7 Tarumi, Matsuyama, Ehime 790-8566 Japan (web page)
Fax: +81 - 89.946.9899

Dr Michael H. THURSTON    
 = Antarctic Eusiridae s.l., Gammarellidae, Valettidae

George Deacon Division for Ocean Processes,
Southampton Oceanography Centre, Empress Dock,
Southampton SO14 3ZH, U.K.
Fax: +44 - 23-


These different specialists are involved in the taxonomic revision of all Antarctic amphipod species (a long term objective), each one particularly focussing on one family or group of families (see on the above listing).

They will contribute to the development of new, highly needed, conventional and computer-assisted identification tools: the Amphipod volumes in the series Synopses of the Antarctic Benthos, and a specialised CD-ROM. The preparation of the first volume of the Synopses is in progress: it will comprise

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Conception: P. DAUBY - © IRSNB, August 1999