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    Alexandra M. Snyder

    Collections Manager, Division of Fishes

    Phone: +1-505-277-6005
    email: amsnyder[at]

    Relevant museum experience

    • Collections Manager. MSB Division of Fishes, University of New Mexico
    • Collections Manager. UW Fish Collection, University of Washington
    • Curatorial Assistant III. Department of Ichthyology, California Academy of Sciences
    • Collections Manager. Division of Fishes, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan

    Relevant field experience

    • Fish, adults, larval, and egg collections, Rio Grande, San Juan and Pecos Rivers
    • Deep sea fish collections, Eastern North Pacific NOAA R/V Miller Freeman
    • Fish collections, Eastern North Pacific NOAA R/V Acania
    • Drosophila silvestris Upper Ola'a Forest, Volcano National Park, Hawaii
    • Cichlid fishes of the crater lakes in the United Republic of Cameroon
    • Small mammal and orthopteran collections eastern Andes, South America

    Relevant publications and presentations

    2007 Case study for university research museums: design for storage of fluid preserved collections. With Steven P. Platania. Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, St . Paul MN.

    2003 Techniques to improve the quality of field collections for museum archives. Western Division of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meetings, San Diego CA

    1999 CoPI. Improvements to the Museum of Southwestern Biology (MSB) Collection, Phase I. Relocation and Reorganization. NSF (BRC) 9987509.

    1998 Mechanical and manual production of labels for collections stored in fluids: a few examples of papers, ink and production protocols. ASIH Curation Newsletter No. 12.

    1997 Introduction. Workshop on preservation of early life forms in fishes, amphibians, and reptiles. ASIH Annual Meetings, Seattle WA.


    American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
    Gilbert Ichthyological Society
    Desert Fishes Council
    Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections