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Museum of Zoology

Recent News

On U-M Gateway: First widespread chytrid fungus infections in frogs of Peruvian Amazon rain forests reported

“This knowledge can help conservation biologists better tailor their management strategies to slow frog population declines around the world.” ~Imani Russell (UM EEB MS 2018)

U-M ecologist awarded 2019 Packard Fellowship to study sustainable coastal fisheries in Bahamas, Haiti

University of Michigan marine ecologist Jacob Allgeier is among 22 early career scientists and engineers named today as 2019 recipients of the Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

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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Please NoteThe Museum of Zoology is a research facility. It is not usually open to the public. Please refer to the Museum of Natural History website if you wish to visit.

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