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Baiz awarded Genetics Training Program Fellowship

EEB graduate student, Marcella Baiz, has been awarded the prestigious Michigan Predoctoral Training in Genetics Program Fellowship for the 2014 - 2015 academic year

7/24/2014 |  (more)

Check out Insect Week!

From June 23rd to the 30th Charlie Engelman, umich student video producer, will be coming out with a daily short insect video filmed in the insect collections room with Mark O’Brien.

6/23/2014 |  (more)

UMMZ Specimens Featured in "Wild India"

The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History just concluded its exhibit, "Wild India", as part of the India in the World LSA Theme Semester.  The "Wild India" exhibit featured 36 research specimens from other University of Michigan museums, most of which come from the UMMZ collections.

3/15/2014 |  (more)

Title’s awards trifecta

EEB graduate student Pascal Title hit a triple with the following awards over the past year: Society for the Study of Evolution Rosemary Grant award ($2500), Herpetologists' League E.E. Williams Research Grant ($1000), Society of Systematic Biologists graduate research award ($1500).

5/30/2014 |  (more)

Collecting biological specimens essential to science and conservation

Collecting plant and animal specimens is essential for scientific studies and conservation and does not, as some critics of the practice have suggested, play a significant role in species extinctions.

Those are the conclusions of more than 100 biologists and biodiversity researchers who signed a letter to the journal Science published online May 22.

5/22/2014 |  (more)

Qixin He receives Donald W. Tinkle scholarship award

This is the UMMZ's most prestigious scholarship, given this year to Qixin He for her innovative research on the evolutionary genetics of the African mosquito Anopheles gambiae

5/10/2014 |  (more)

Rabosky wins IBS MacArthur & Wilson Award

Professor Dan Rabosky has been awarded the MacArthur & Wilson Award from The International Biogeographical Society.

5/7/2014 |  (more)

UMMZ Herpetological Collection Joins VertNet

The UMMZ Division of Herpetology is pleased to announce the addition of our collection data to VertNet, an NSF-funded collaborative project uniting hundreds of museum collections around the world to make biodiversity data free and available on the web through a single online search portal.

4/18/2014 |  (more)

Myers, a leading scholar in mammalian systematics and biodiversity, retires

Phil Myers, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and curator, Museum of Zoology, retired from active faculty status on December 31, 2013. Myers is a leading scholar in mammalian systematics and biodiversity, with special expertise in South American mammals. More recently, his research explored the impact of climate change on the biogeography of northern hemisphere mammals. The U-M Regents salute this distinguished researcher, scholar and educator by naming him professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology and curator emeritus.

4/22/2014 |  (more)

Animal Diversity Web adding 3D Skulls!

Just before the turn of the 21st century, the Animal Diversity Web created a series of cutting-edge QTVR object movies of mammal skulls. Now, with the help of UROP student Alex Risius, they’re creating new 3D models using photogrammetry tools provided by Autodesk. This method allows the creation of higher-resolution models, and provides users with much finer control over the spinning.

4/17/2014 |  (more)


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