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Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Department Invertebrates, Section Recent Invertebrates
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Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique, Département Invertébrés, Section Invertébrés récents/Koninklijk Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen, Departement Invertebraten, Afdeling Recente invertebraten
rue Vautier/Vautierstraat 29
+32 2 627 43 43
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organisation profile

Study of invertebrate animals (marine, of brackish waters, terrestrial). This research is focused on systematics, morphology, phylogenesis, populations' genetics, ecology, faunistics and zoogeography.
Beside the Belgian, and more generally European, faunas, the faunas of Papua New Guinea, of the Indo-Pacific Region and of the Antarctic are also intensively studied.
Creation of two exhibition rooms devoted to invertebrates. The conception and setting up of a permanent exhibition devoted to invertebrates requires a great amount of research, not only in the field of invertebrate biology, but also in the fields of didactics and esthetics, as well as in the application of new techniques.
Use of data processing in the general management and everyday use of the huge invertebrate collections; the number of specimens exceeds the 10 000 000.
Use of the scanning electronic microscope for biological preparations. Application of techniques of molecular biochemistry (protein electrophoresis, DNA and RNA sequencing,...) in the fields of systematics and phylogeny.

results in other services

  • Marine environmental research project (EDMERP)

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Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models, Belgian Marine Data Centre (MUMM-BMDC)
Latest update
20 March 2009 12:28:30 PM