Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Jerry Harasewych

Research Zoologist, Emeritus, Curator of Gastropods
Department / Division
Education
  • B.S. 1972: Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • M.S. 1978: University of Delaware, College of Marine Studies.
  • Ph.D. 1982: University of Delaware, College of Marine Studies.
Affiliations
  • Research Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, American University, Washington, DC
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Geosciences, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • Editor Emeritus, The Nautilus
Research Interests

Phylogeny, Biogeography, and Molecular Evolution of Gastropoda, with special interest in Pleurotomariidae, Cocculiniformia, Neogastropoda and land snails of the family Cerionidae. Origin, Evolution, and Biogeography of Deep-Sea Molluscan Faunas. Application of forensic techniques to resolve questions of organismal to evolutionary history within Mollusca.

Publications
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Book
  • Harasewych, M. G. and Moretzsohn, Fabi. 2010. The book of shells: a lifesize guide to identifying and classifying six hundred shells. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press.
  • Harasewych, M. G., Gould, S. J., and Alcosser, M. 1989. Shells, Jewels from the Sea. Rizzoli.
Chapter
  • McArthur, A. G. and Harasewych, M. G. 2003. "Molecular systematics of the major lineages of the Gastropoda." in Molecular Systematics and Phylogeography of Mollusks, edited by Lydeard, Charles and Lindberg, D. R., 140–160. Smithsonian Books.
  • Harasewych, M. G. 1998. "Family Buccinidae." in Mollusca: The Southern Synthesis. Fauna of Australia, 825–827.
  • Harasewych, M. G. 1998. "Family Fasciolariidae." in Mollusca: The Southern Synthesis. Fauna of Australia, 825–827.
  • Harasewych, M. G. 1998. "Family Turbinellidae." in Mollusca: The Southern Synthesis. Fauna of Australia, 824–825.
  • Harasewych, M. G. 1998. "Family Melongenidae." in Mollusca: The Southern Synthesis. Fauna of Australia, 831–832.
  • Harasewych, M. G. 1998. "Family Nassariidae." in Mollusca: The Southern Synthesis. Fauna of Australia, 829–831.
  • Harasewych, M. G. and Petit, Richard E. 1998. "Superfamily Cancellarioidea." in Mollusca: The Southern Synthesis. Fauna of Australia, 845–846.
  • von Endt, David W., Harasewych, M. G., and Post, J. 1996. "Byne's Disease Revisited." in Program with Abstracts, SPNHC 1996 Annual Meeting, 19.
  • Jensen, R. H. and Harasewych, M. G. 1986. "Class Bivalvia (=Pelecypoda, Lamellibranchia) (Clams, mussels, shipworms, etc.)." in Marine Fauna and Flora of Bermuda: A Systematic Guide to the Identification of Marine Organisms, 460–491.
  • Jensen, R. H. and Harasewych, M. G. 1986. "Class Polyplacophora (Chitons)." in Marine Fauna and Flora of Bermuda: A Systematic Guide to the Identification of Marine Organisms, 94–397.
  • Jensen, R. H. and Harasewych, M. G. 1986. "Class Scaphopoda (Tusk shells)." in Marine Fauna and Flora of Bermuda: A Systematic Guide to the Identification of Marine Organisms, 458–460.
  • Jensen, R. H., Harasewych, M. G., and Clark, K. 1986. "Class Gastropoda (Snails, limpets and slugs)." in Marine Fauna and Flora of Bermuda: A Systematic Guide to the Identification of Marine Organisms, 397–458.
  • Merril, C. R., Harasewych, M. G., and Harrington, M. G. 1986. "Protein Staining and Detection Methods." in Gel Electrophoresis of Proteins, 323–362.

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