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Graduate student researching bird tails

Ryan Felice

Graduate student Ryan Felice is studying the skeletal structure of bird tail vertebrae in relation to the size and function of the tail feathers.

Ohio University

From: 10/7/2013 To: 10/11/2013

Researching Asian Thrushes

Pam Rasmussen


Dr. Rasmussen is studying Asian thrushes in the genus Zoothera.

Michigan State University

From: 10/4/2013 To: 10/4/2013

Master's student from University of Windsor

Kristina Hick

Kristina Hick is studying wren plumage color in the Banded Wren (Thryothorus pleurostictus) in Costa Rica.

University of Windsor

From: 9/26/2013 To: 10/17/2013

Amphibian Evolution and Taxonomy

Dr. Joe Mendelson

Dr. Joe Mendleson examines frogs and snakes as part of his ongoing research projects in systematics and conservation. Focusing mostly on bufonid and hylid frogs in Mesoamerica, my research conducts basic biodiversity inventories in the field to discover previously unknown species and to refine our understanding of the distribution and ecology of tropical amphibians and reptiles in general.

Zoo Atlanta

From: 9/26/2013 To: 9/28/2013

Dr. Hannah-Maria Jaques visits Mollusk Division


Dr. Hannah-Maria Jaques, independent researcher, examines specimens in the Mollusks Division 

From: 9/17/2013 To: 10/8/2013

Dr. Ronald Nussbaum's Biology 120 Class visited the Herpetology Collections

Biology 120 class

Dr. Ronald Nussbaum's Biology 120 Class visited the Herpetology Collections at the Biodiversity Research Center at Varsity Drive. Collections Manager, Greg Schneider, toured the collections with them and talked about Museum Collections as repositories of biodiversity.

University of Michigan - Biology

From: 9/11/2013 To: 9/11/2013

Collecting chitrid fungus from Museum specimens

Anat Belasen

Anat Belasen, PhD graduate student working with Dr. Tim James in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, swabs the skin of amphibians including these Hellbender salamanders housed in the Museum collections at the Biodiversity Research Center at Varsity Drive, to collect chitrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidisfor genetic analysis.

University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

From: 9/10/2013 To: 9/12/2013

Walter Rainboth visiting from University of Wisconsin

Walter Rainboth

Author of Fishes of the Greater Mekong Ecosystem, Walter is visiting the fish division library.

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

From: 8/23/2013 To: 8/23/2013

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