Huntsman is recognized as a leader in Canadian Atlantic marine fauna taxonomic and biodiversity services since 1977 when our original Larval Fish Laboratory was established. We offer a full service from study design and field sample collection to sample processing, specimen identification and curation, quality control, and statistical data analysis, interpretation, and reporting.
Huntsman Taxonomy & Biodiversity research is led by Dr. Claire Goodwin, who has a wealth of experience in biodiversity research, project management, and data analysis. Claire has over 15 years of experience in benthic taxonomy covering the North Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctic, and sub-Antarctic faunas and has published many scientific papers relating to marine biodiversity. She has particular taxonomic expertise in sponges (Porifera), having described over 70 species new to science. She also brings extensive scientific diving and diving project management experience to the Huntsman team. Huntsman taxonomic work is supported by Rebecca Milne (M.Sc.) as our Taxonomy Projects Supervisor. Rebecca has over 10 years of experience in both benthos and plankton sample processing and marine species identification. She is considered to be an expert in many taxonomic groups but specializes in Crustacea. This expertise is complemented by our team of taxonomic technicians, each with several years of experience in their own taxonomic specializations and many hours within on-site environmental monitoring projects.
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