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U-M scientists teach biodiversity using preserved specimens dating back 100 years

Beginning biology students throughout the country could soon use preserved chipmunks, squirrels, mice and other specimens in natural history museums in an unusual, hands-on teaching module developed by scientists and educators at U-M.

- Wendy Bowyer, Michigan News freelance writer

Tags: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Graduate; Museum of Zoology; Mammals; Lisa Walsh; Cody Thompson

On U-M Gateway: Migratory birds shrinking as climate warms, new analysis of four-decade record shows

North American migratory birds have been getting smaller over the past four decades, and their wings have gotten a bit longer. Both changes appear to be responses to a warming climate.

- Jim Erickson, Michigan News

Tags: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Museum of Zoology; Natural Sciences; Birds; Ben Winger

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