Sources and Acknowledgements
This project was supported by National Science Foundation PEET grant DEB-9978119 to Rüdiger Bieler (FMNH) and Paula M. Mikkelsen (AMNH).
Supplemental funding for PEET-Bivalve graduate students and postdoctoral researchers was provided by AMNH's Proctor-Old-Sage Malacology Fund and Annette Kade Graduate Student Fund, City University of New York, New York University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Conchologists of America, Comer Science & Education Foundation, Grainger Foundation, and National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant Program (DEB-0508311, “Dissertation Research: Augmentation of Data toward a Resolved Phylogeny of Pterioidean Bivalves (Mollusca),” to P. M. Mikkelsen and I. Tëmkin, 2005-2006).
Additional support for the Florida Keys workshop was provided by Keys Marine Laboratory, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Mote Marine Laboratory, Pigeon Key Foundation, Field Museum of Natural History, FMNH’s Bertha Lebus Charitable Trust, American Museum of Natural History, the Comer Science and Education Foundation, and the home institutions and individual grants of many of the participants. Photographs were provided by Rüdiger Bieler, Isabella Kappner, Paula Mikkelsen, and Luiz Simone.
The Thailand workshop was funded by the National Science Foundation PEET Program (Amendment 01, supplement DEB-0503714 to R. Bieler and P. M. Mikkelsen). Additional support was provided by the Faculty of Science of Burapha University, the Kungkrabaen Bay Royal Development Study Centre, Field Museum of Natural History, American Museum of Natural History, and the home institutions and individual grants of many of the participants. Photographs were provided by Paula Mikkelsen, Rüdiger Bieler, and Ilya Tëmkin.
The PEET Bivalve Logo was executed by Melinda Barnadas, Field Museum scientific illustration intern.