Senior Research Assistant, Zoology

Ed Hendrycks.

Contact Information

Tel: 613.364.4065
Fax: 613.364.4135

Ed Hendrycks studies marine crustaceans known as amphipods.


  • Taxonomy/systematics of gammaridean amphipod crustaceans, especially deep-sea species and marine benthic invertebrates (especially Arctic).


  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Zoology, Carleton University, 1984.


Ed Hendrycks studies and describes new species of amphipods, which are small crustaceans that live in the oceans. Even though these animals are small, they play a critical role in recycling nutrients in the oceans, especially in deep-sea food webs. Ed also specializes in studying seabed invertebrates of the Canadian Arctic and has recently begun a research project that identifies and describes the amphipods in the Antarctic Ocean.

Since joining the museum in 1985, Ed has gone on numerous deep-sea research expeditions. On one such expedition, he sampled marine invertebrates from the eastern Arctic Ocean sea floor at a depth of 800 metres. He was also the lone Canadian researcher on the Census of the Diversity of Abyssal Marine Life's deep-sea research cruises to the south Atlantic in 2005 and 2009 (part of the Census of Marine Life).

Ed oversees the museum's lab where invertebrates are examined, and works closely with our collection experts in the acquisition of new specimens. He is also active in public outreach events hosted at the museum.

Professional Services

  • Canadian Representative for the Amphipod Newsletter.


Census of the Diversity of Abyssal Marine Life (CeDAMar)

Senckenberg Museum


List of publications (14 Kb PDF).