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Department of Invertebrate Zoology

Small hyperiid amphipod (Paraphronima sp.)

A small hyperiid amphipod (Paraphronima sp.) with highly unusual eyes.

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Jamie Baldwin FergusPeter Buck Postdoctoral Fellow


  • Phone: 202-633-3668
  • Fax: 202-633-0182
  • E-mail: Baldwin-FergusJ@si.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 163
    Washington, DC 20013-7012

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    Smithsonian Institution
    National Museum of Natural History
    10th and Constitution Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0163
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    Responsibilities: Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellow

    Education: Ph.D., Biology, Duke University, 2012
    B.S. Biology, Illinois State University, 2005

    Research Interests:

    Visual adaptations to marine environments.

    The evolution of visual characters in invertebrate species.

    Visual cues used in sexual signaling.

    Vision physiology and ecology.

    Perception of color cues in invertebrate species.


    Selected Publications:

    Baldwin, J. L., and S. Johnsen (2012). The male blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, uses both chromatic and achromatic cues during mate choice. Journal of Experimental Biology 215: 1184-1191.

    Baldwin, J. L., and S. Johnsen (2011). The effects of molting on the visual acuity of the blue crab Callinectes sapidus. Journal of Experimental Biology. 214, 3055-3061.

    Baldwin, J. L., and S. Johnsen (2009). The importance of color in mate choice in the blue crab Callinectes sapidus. Journal of Experimental Biology 212, 3762-3768.

    Baldwin, J.L., Petersen, C.W., Preston, R.L., and Kidder, G.K. (2006) Aerobic and Submerged Development of Embryos of Fundulus heteroclitus. The Bulletin, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory.

    Kocot, K. M., Baldwin, J.L., Preston, R.L, and Kidder, G. W., (2005). The Efficacy of wire minnow traps in assessing populations of Fundulus heteroclitus. The Bulletin, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory 44:65-66.

    Baldwin, J.L. (2005). “Embryonic Development and Oxygen Consumption of Fundulus heteroclitus in Aerial and Submerged Conditions” Senior Thesis. Illinois State University.

    Baldwin, J.L., Goldsmith,C. E., Petersen,C. E., Preston, R.L, and Kidder, G.W. (2004). Synchronous hatching in the Fundulus heteroclitus embryos: Production and properties. The Bulletin, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory 43:110-111

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