Being at the SICB meeting reminded me of something I've been meaning to put up for a while. I take a certain amount of pride in not being someone who has studied a single thing. There are a lot of people who spend their entire careers working on, say, yeast. Good for them.
I, on the other hand, have scientific attention deficit disorder. I am the proverbial mile wide and an inch deep.
I thought it would be fun to list all the species I've published new, original data on (taxonomic surveys don't count). In no particular order...
- Spiny sand crabs, Blepharipoda occidentalis (Paper)
- Pearly sand crabs, Lepidopa californica (Paper; pictured, right)
- Mole crabs, Emerita analoga (Paper; pictured, left)
- Squat lobster, Munida quadrispina (Paper)
- Signal crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus (Paper)
- Yabby, Cherax destructor (Paper)
- Spiny lobster, Panulirus argus (Paper)
- Balmain bugs, Ibacus peronii (Paper)
- Slipper lobsters, Ibacus alticrenatus (Paper)
- Spanner crab, Ranina ranina (Paper)
- Cricket, Teleogryllus oceanicus (Paper)
- Sea squirt, Ascidia interrupta (Paper)
I am hoping that by the end of the year, the number of in the list will go up by 2 to 4 species.
What does your species list look like? I'd like to find the most comparative biologist working out there...