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The University of Michigan Museum of Zoology serves as the nucleus for the study of animal diversity on campus, focusing on the evolutionary origins of the planet’s animal species, their genetic information and the ecosystems they form. UMMZ houses world-class collections that span almost 200 years of regional and global biodiversity supporting a multi-faceted research and teaching program.

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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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Featured Publications

Dichopetala and new Related North American Genera

The genus Dichopetala Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1878 sensu Rehn and Hebard, 1914 is revised, with the description of 6 new genera and 14 new species. (more)

Authors: T. J. Cohn (posthumous), D.R. Swanson, and P. Fontana

Publisher: University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

Date: 1/7/2014


News & Events

Huang awarded UMMZ Tinkle Scholarship

EEB graduate student Jen-Pan Huang is this year's recipient of the Donald W. Tinkle Scholarship from the U-M Museum of Zoology.

UMMZ's most prestigious student award is given on the basis of outstanding performance as a doctoral student.

Chakrabarty named TED Fellow

Prosanta Chakrabarty, evolutionary biologist and ichthyologist (Ph.D. EEB 2006), was named one of 21 TED Fellows for 2016. TED is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks.

Nearly $1.5 million in donations to UMMZ from Cohn bequest

A series of extremely generous donations from Dr. Theodore J. Cohn created the Theodore H. Hubbell Endowment for Systematic Research in Orthoptera Fund at the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology.

 

Please Note: The Museum of Zoology is a research facility. It is not usually open to the public. Please refer to the Museum of Natural History website if you wish to visit.