Graduate student Ryan Felice is studying the skeletal structure of bird tail vertebrae in relation to the size and function of the tail feathers.
From: 10/7/2013 To: 10/11/2013
Dr. Rasmussen is studying Asian thrushes in the genus Zoothera.
Michigan State University
From: 10/4/2013 To: 10/4/2013
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
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.
From: 9/26/2013 To: 9/28/2013
Dr. Hannah-Maria Jaques, independent researcher, examines specimens in the Mollusks Division
From: 9/17/2013 To: 10/8/2013
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
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 dendrobatidis) for genetic analysis.
University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
From: 9/10/2013 To: 9/12/2013
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