Funds will be used to obtain the equipment necessary for fieldwork and to cover the cost of travel and lodging. A rugged field dissection kit and microscope will be used to identify parasites in host tissue and to isolate them for study in the lab. You can take a look at the field microscope we will be using by clicking here.
An underwater camera (GoPro 3+) will be used to track the behavior of crabs in their natural habitat. Click here to see the camera.
Field sites will be visited via rental car, and city to city travel between museums will be via short plane flights.