Visitors from the American Museum of Natural History
Dr. Chris Raxworthy, Dr. Sara Ruane, Rachel Welt
Visiting scientists from the American Museum of Natural History take data and photograph snakes from Madagascar. Their research requires taking sub-samples from the frozen tissue collection for DNA analysis.
American Museum of Natural History
From: 4/23/2013 To: 4/25/2013
Photographing Specimens from Greek Islands
Johannes Foufopoulos, Dave Brenner
Dr. Johannes Foufopoulos and Dave Brenner select specimens of Podarcis erhardi from Greek islets collected for Dr. Foufopoulos' research last summer. He and his team are working on the evolution of isolated small populations a topic that is of interest because it can shed light on the nature of evolutionary processes and on the sustainable management of small populations.
U of M, School of Natural Resources
From: 4/15/2013 To: 4/15/2013
Inaugural Class Field Trip to the BRC at Varsity Drive
Biol 288 Animal Diversity Class
Animal Diversity Class, taught by Dr. Diarmaid O'Foighil, visits the zoology collections at Varsity Drive in February to study amphibian diversity
U of M, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
From: 4/2/2013 To: 4/2/2013
Photographing Michigan Massasaugas
Tom Beauvais, a local herpetologist, photograhs a UMMZ massasauga collected in Branch County Michigan by Crystal Thompson in 1917.
From: 3/19/2013 To: 3/19/2013
Passenger pigeons to be a Natural History Museum exhibit.
Kaisa Ryding, a student from the University of Michigan School of Art, is photographing UMMZ passenger pigeon specimens for the Museum of Natural History.
University of Michigan, School of art
From: 3/11/2013 To: 3/11/2013
Measuring and Photographing Varanus Skulls
Derek is looking at the relationship between tooth morphology and diet in reptiles for his PhD. Using modern monitor lizards (Varanus) for comparison, analogous diets in the fossil record can be hypothesized based on tooth morphology, in particular, non-avian meat-eating dinosaurs and their avian relatives.
University of Toronto, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and The Royal Ontario Museum, Natural Historyu Museum, Dept. of Paleobiology
From: 3/11/2013 To: 3/22/2013
Guatemalan Herp Conservation
Carlos Roberto Vásquez Almazán
As a part of studies in the PhD program at Posgrado en Ciencias Biologicas at UNAM, a morphological study of the Plectrohyla guatemalensis group frogs from Guatemala and Chiapas is being conducted. Video available
Curador de Anfibios y Reptiles, Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
From: 3/1/2013 To: 3/18/2013
Project Passenger Pigeon
Joel Greenburg studying a pair of Passenger Pigeons for his upcoming book in honor of the centenary of the extinction of the birds.
Field Museum of Natural History
From: 3/1/2013 To: 3/1/2013