The work is based on specimens in the collections of the department or borrowed from other natural history museums, on animals that are collected by the scientists during field trips within Sweden or abroad, or on material accessed by collaboration.
Newly collected material, or material received as donations, is deposited in the collections of the department after the completion of the work. The research activities thus contribute to the growth and improvement of the collections.
The projects utilize various kinds of techniques, including light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and DNA sequencing.
The department collaborates with research groups in, e.g., Australia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Faeröerne, Norway, Ireland, Italy, South Afrika, Germany, and USA. Moreover, every year a number of foreign scientists visit the department to study material in the collections.
The History of Malacological Research at the Swedish Museum of Natural History
Information about our collections for scientists in Invertebrate Zoology (type catalogue)
Echinoderm Portal (newsletter and more)
Researchers in Invertebrate Zoology:
Sven Boström Nematoda
Lena Gustavsson Oligochaeta
Ulf Jondelius, Platyhelminthes
Björn Sohlenius Nematoda, Tardigrada
Sabine Stöhr Ophiuroidea
Anders Warén Mollusca (volunteer from 2012)
Service to the echinoderm research community