American Museum of Natural History

For the Constantine S. Niarchos Scientific Expedition. As part of its research program, the American Museum of Natural History sponsors scientific expeditions around the world. Scientists, curators, fellows and students participate in over 100 field expeditions each year to study fish, birds, insects, mammals and humans.

The expeditions further the Museum´s research and add to the depth and breadth of its collections.  As an example, during the 2001-2002 expedition Dr. Mark Siddall’s expedition focused on the study of terrestrial leeches in Madagascar.  The expedition resulted in the discovery of a new species of the Malagabdella leeches.
Since 1869, the American Museum of Natural History has discovered, interpreted and disseminated scientific research and knowledge about human cultures, the natural world and the universe.