Five million specimens to move!
Over the next eight months, about 5 million specimens from the U-M Museum of Zoology's "wet" collection will be moved from the Ruthven Museums Building on central campus to a new off-campus storage facility.
2/10/2012 | (more)
The Invisible World of Mites
A new display featuring the research of U-M Biologist and Curator Barry OConnor is now showing at the Exhibit Museum of Natural History. It will be open through April 2012.
1/25/2012 | (more)
Females floated first in bubble-rafting snails
"We present the first molecular phylogeny including Janthinidae, which confirms that janthinids are derived from Epitoniidae (wentletraps) — benthic predators and parasites of sea anemones and corals."
1/15/2012 | (more)
Have insect collection, will travel
Professor Barry OConnor toted some of what he calls the "oh my" display collections of insects to Spencer Elementary School in Brighton, Tuesday, Oct. 25.
11/16/2011 | (more)
Three liquid nitrogen freezers chill at UMMZ
Three large capacity freezers for tissue storage have been added to the museum's facilities. Funded by Priscilla Tucker's $178,000 Collections Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation, the freezers will be used to store tissue samples. An open house will be held during Friday coffee hour on Dec. 9
12/9/2011 | (more)
Peregrin Falcon hatchlings at the University of Michigan
10/15/2011 | (more)
We are moving into a new collections facility!
At left Doug Nelson & Taehwan Lee are inspecting the assembly of the new ethanol collection shelving in the Varsity Drive facility. The move will commence in December 2011.
12/5/2011 | (more)
Environment Report tours Museum of Zoology fish collection
Listen in as Professor and Curator Bill Fink leads a guided tour through the Museum of Zoology’s fish collection on Michigan Radio’s “The Environment Report.”
9/14/2011 | (more)
Jeremy Wright's article on cover of Evolution
Jeremy Wright's article "Conservative coevolution of mullerian mimicry in a group of rift lake catfish" has made the cover. Congratulations!
8/2/2011 | (more)
Huang awarded Tinkle Scholarship
EEB graduate student Huateng Huang will receive the Donald W. Tinkle Scholarship from U-M Museum of Zoology. This $5,000 award is a special recognition of her research excellence. Huang’s research investigates the underlying genetic mechanism of speciation.
6/30/2011 | (more)