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.
9/18/2014 | (more)
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.
8/18/2014 | (more)
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.
8/18/2014 | (more)
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.
7/28/2014 | (more)
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
7/24/2014 | (more)
Check out Insect Week!
From June 23rd to the 30th Charlie Engelman, umich student video producer, will be coming out with a daily short insect video filmed in the insect collections room with Mark O’Brien.
6/23/2014 | (more)
UMMZ Specimens Featured in "Wild India"
The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History just concluded its exhibit, "Wild India", as part of the India in the World LSA Theme Semester. The "Wild India" exhibit featured 36 research specimens from other University of Michigan museums, most of which come from the UMMZ collections.
3/15/2014 | (more)
Title’s awards trifecta
EEB graduate student Pascal Title hit a triple with the following awards over the past year: Society for the Study of Evolution Rosemary Grant award ($2500), Herpetologists' League E.E. Williams Research Grant ($1000), Society of Systematic Biologists graduate research award ($1500).
5/30/2014 | (more)
Collecting biological specimens essential to science and conservation
Collecting plant and animal specimens is essential for scientific studies and conservation and does not, as some critics of the practice have suggested, play a significant role in species extinctions.
Those are the conclusions of more than 100 biologists and biodiversity researchers who signed a letter to the journal Science published online May 22.
5/22/2014 | (more)
Qixin He receives Donald W. Tinkle scholarship award
This is the UMMZ's most prestigious scholarship, given this year to Qixin He for her innovative research on the evolutionary genetics of the African mosquito Anopheles gambiae
5/10/2014 | (more)