Graduate Innovative Design Class
U of M Masters students, "The Gastronauts" from the Biomedical Engineering Department's Graduate Innovative Design Class visited the BRC at Varsity Drive to study spine erection in porcupine puffer fish. Fish Division Curator, Bill Fink and Collections Manager, Doug Nelson, discussed how the puffer fish erects defensive spines by inflating its body with water. Students hope to apply biomechanics to innovations in the biomedical field.
University of Michigan
From: 1/19/2013 To: 1/19/2013
Dr. Pamela Rasmussen
Dr. Rasmussen examined Indian birds for her studies on Asian avifauna. Dr. Rasmussen's research focuses on the diversity, vocalizations, taxonomy, and conservation of the avifauna of southern Asia.
Michigan State University
From: 1/11/2013 To: 1/11/2013
Michigan artist Carl James Freeman examines Summer and Scarlet Tanagers.
From: 12/20/2012 To: 12/20/2012
Doug Jones (Director), David Reed (Mammalogist & Dept. Chair), Beverly Sensbach (Assoc. Director), Rob Robbins (Ichthyology Collection Manager), Jim Schlachta (Museum Construction Project Coordinator)
On Wednesday, November 29, the Museum hosted visitors to the BRC from the Florida Museum of Natural History to give them a detailed guided tour of the ethanol collection facility and to discuss the logistics of its planning and building.
Florida Museum of Natural History
From: 11/29/2012 To: 11/29/2012
Canadian ornithologist David Brewer looking up references in the Bird Division library for a book on newly described bird species.