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EEB Museums Newsletters


Fall 2023

  • Welcome! - Meet Aly Baumgartner
  • How four UMich museums drive cutting-edge research
  • Hiss-toric first: U-M museum's 70,000 snake specimens form world's largest research collection
  • Michigan News: Space weather disrupts nocturnal bird migration, study finds
  • Smallest Shifting Fastest: Bird species body size predicts rate of change in a warming world
  • UMBS Announces Results of 2023 BioBlitz
  • MI Flora site updates
  • Voyage of the botanists
  • The Improbable Herpetologist
  • Museums research in the field - see what we've been up to!

Winter 2023

  • "Into the Herbarium Cabinet" by Chad Machinski
  • Welcome! 
  • London Symposium: Leveraging natural history collections to understand the impacts of global change
  • Fish Slam
  • Global museums initiative builds groundbreaking database key to addressing 21st-century challenges 
  • Museums and herbarium books available online
  • Digital Relics 
  • Return of the Creature Feature … on TikTok

Spring 2022

  • Herbarium Research on the Brazil Nut Family
  • Introductory Biology Students Visit the Collections
  • Alluring larvae: Competition to attract fish drives species diversity among freshwater mussels
  • How Museum Collections Can Enhance Public Health
  • Priscilla Tucker Retires,  named Curator Emerita of the Museum of Zoology by the University of Michigan
  • Weeks, Winger, Coauthors Win ESA George Mercer Award

Fall 2021 

  • Carrier snails with the world’s smallest computer help solve extinction survivor mystery
  • Pilot program features UMMZ specimens in video shorts
  • BioScience initiative at the museums focused on disease ecology
  • New UMMZ Digitization grant ‘BatPEN!’ 
  • Publication Highlight: Letters from Michigan Herpetology
  • Bringing the Plants of Asia to Digital Life

Spring 2021

  • Early Career Scientist Symposium on Natural History Collections
  • Fish expedition in S. America's Guiana Shield
  • CHANGES to help digitize handwritten observation and data
  • Moving specimens from their collection drawers to an online home
  • Division of Birds expedition to Papua New Guinea
  • Mobilizing millions of marine mollusks of the E. Seaboard
  • Tracking pests and parasites