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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

Herbarium

 

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bioinformatics

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Featured Publications

The uncharacterized gene 1700093K21Rik and flanking regions are correlated with reproductive isolation in the house mouse, Mus musculus

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Authors: D. H. Kass, V. Janousek, L. Wang, and P. K. Tucker

Publisher: Mammalian Genome

Date: 2/19/2014


News & Events

Two of six NSF awards to digitize biodiversity collections include U-M museums

The National Science Foundation has awarded six grants totaling some $7.5 million to digitize biodiversity collections, a nationwide effort coordinated by the iDigBio program based at the University of Florida. Two of the grants involve collaborators in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan, working at the Museum of Zoology and the Herbarium.

Fink, leading authority on the biology and systematics of fishes, retires

William L. Fink, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and curator, Museum of Zoology, retired from active faculty status May 31 , 2014. “The Regents now salute this distinguished teacher and researcher by naming William L. Fink professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology and curator emeritus,” states the Regents Communication.

Unique Pacific mollusc collection donated to UMMZ

Vern Carroll, the late University of Michigan professor emeritus of anthropology, donated thousands of mollusc shells to the U-M Museum of Zoology Mollusc Division, shortly before his death in 2013.

EEB 433 students learn bird biology inside and out

Students taking Ornithology (EEB 433) learn their birds inside and out. Literally. Throughout the course, the students identify birds in the field by sight and by sound. But they also examine birds up close. Way up close.

Baiz awarded Genetics Training Program Fellowship

EEB graduate student, Marcella Baiz, has been awarded the prestigious Michigan Predoctoral Training in Genetics Program Fellowship for the 2014 - 2015 academic year

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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.