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Museum of Zoology

Recent News

New publication explores how biodiversity can help scientists predict future pandemics

A collaborative article featuring Cody Thompson, UMMZ Mammal Collection Manager and Assistant Research Scientist, explores how scientists can use biodiversity to better predict future pandemics.

Out of museum drawers and on to the internet: NSF digitization grant awarded for 3D renderings of mammal collections

A new National Science Foundation grant will fund digitization of museum mammal collections, which is integral to research in the fields of medicine, physiology, ecology, evolution and biomechanics, among others.

Research Feature

A University of Michigan EEB led team documented 15 rare predator-prey interactions in the Amazon rainforest including images and video of a dinner plate-size tarantula dragging a young opossum.

Warning to arachnophobes: The video below is the stuff of nightmares!

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