Contribution to Education and Human Resources
described here will contribute significantly to education and the
development of human resources in science at the undergraduate, graduate,
and post-graduate levels. The project will provide financial support and
direct involvement in field and laboratory research for a minimum of four
undergraduates, eight graduate students, and as many as two postdoctoral
students (funded by other sources). The students will have major
responsibility for collecting, identification, curation, and data
collection, analysis, and interpretation. They will also share authorship
and be full participants in the preparation of reports and publications.
The graduate students will also gain experience through presentation of
the results of the survey at seminars both within the University of
Washington and at national meetings. All personnel will benefit greatly
from the interdisciplinary and international aspects of this proposal.
The collaborative interaction between scientists of diverse interest and
training will provide a unique opportunity to address important new
questions ranging from comparative biology to conservation.
Theodore W. Pietsch, Victor V. Bogatov, and Kunio Amaoka, leaders of the American, Russian, and Japanese teams, respectively.