The Mollusk Division of the Museum of Zoology is a collection of resources for people who conduct research on, or need information about, mollusks. The division contains one of the largest collections of freshwater mollusks in the world. It also has a respectable marine collection, and one of the top collections of land snails in the United States.
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.
What mechanisms control the generation and maintenance of biological diversity on the planet? EEB graduate student, Jingchun Li, first author of the PLoS ONE paper and her advisor, Professor Diarmaid Ó Foighil, studied this question using tiny ocean clams.