The invertebrate department deals with all animals, apart from arthropods and vertebrates, molluscs, annelidsa, nematods, echinoderms and all minor phyla.
The aim of the invertebrate department is the study, collection and preservation of all species living in the Mediterranean either on land or in the sea. Emphasis is given in terrestrial and fresh water invertebrates.
Invertebrate department research concerns
- systematics of terrestrial and fresh water molluscs of the Mediterranean
- biogeography of land snails of the Mediterranean
- ecology of terrestrial and fresh water molluscs in the Mediterranean
Additionally, in collaboration with the Biological department of the University of Crete, undergraduate theses, master theses and doctoral theses take place in the Invertebrate department.