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The #UMMZ collections staff and students continue to work remotely, and have been expanding the digital footprint of the...
04/24/2020
oVert Specimen Animations - YouTube

The #UMMZ collections staff and students continue to work remotely, and have been expanding the digital footprint of the unit's nearly 15 million specimens. This work includes active databasing, georeferencing, and digitizing collections through National Science Foundation (NSF) grants, as well as general data curation to improve our knowledge of global biodiversity. These efforts are critical to maintain the research infrastructure necessary for biodiversity science and to expand the education and outreach information available to the general public. This is particularly important today as scientists from around the world work to understand the species that carry potential zoonotic viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2.

One example of this important work is the #oVertTCN. This multi-institution NSF-funded digitization project is creating and sharing CT data for museum specimens representing all vertebrate genera. These data are publicly available to scientists, educators, and the general public on MorphoSource.org and linked with collection records on iDigBio. The #oVertTCN project staff and students have been busy mobilizing this data for broader use, creating segmentations and 3D visualizations of specimens found in the #UMMZ collections. Some examples of these specimens are found at the link below.

04/17/2020
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Episode 5 of the UMMZ CT Data and Segmentation Tutorial Series is now available! This episode is the final video in our three-part mini series on data management and MorphoSource.org uploads. Be sure to check back for future episodes!

04/15/2020
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Episode 4 of the #UMMZ CT Data and Segmentation Tutorial Series is now available!!! This episode is a continuation of the data management and MorphoSource.org upload tutorials in Episode 3. The final episode of this three-part mini-series will be posted on Friday.

Larson wins Rackham Outstanding GSI Award #UMMZ #UMichEEB
04/14/2020

Larson wins Rackham Outstanding GSI Award #UMMZ #UMichEEB

Walsh wins American Society of Mammalogists’ research award #UMMZ #UMichEEB
04/14/2020

Walsh wins American Society of Mammalogists’ research award #UMMZ #UMichEEB

04/14/2020
UMMZ CT Data & Segmentation Tutorial Series - Episode 3

Episode 3 of the #UMMZ CT Data and Segmentation Tutorial Series is now available! Episode 3, as well as Episodes 4-5, will discuss data management and navigating uploads to MorphoSource.org. Check back for Episodes 4 and 5 later this week.

Welcome to Episode 3 of the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology's CT Data and Segmentation Tutorial Series!!! Episodes 3-5 are a Morphosource upload min...

04/03/2020
UMMZ CT Data & Segmentation Tutorial Series - Episode 2

Check out the 2nd episode in the #UMMZ's CT Data and Segmentation Tutorial Series!!! This episode introduces CT data and information relevant to data management and future segmentation.

Welcome to Episdoe 2 of the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology's CT Data and Segmentation Tutorial Series!!! In this episode, we will introduce you to ...

04/01/2020
UMMZ CT Data & Segmentation Tutorial Series - Episode 1

Today, the UMMZ's Ramon Nagesan launched a CT Data and Segmentation Tutorial Series! The series will introduce users to CT data, data management, segmentation, and basic data analyses from commonly used software packages, such as Avizo, Dragonfly, and VGSTUDIO MAX. Please check back for additional episodes on this exciting area of collection-based research.

Welcome to the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology's CT Data and Segmentation Tutorial Series!!! Over the course of the series, we will introduce users ...

#UMichEEB student evaluation seminar: Evolution of magnetoreception in passerine birds #UMMZ
03/24/2020

#UMichEEB student evaluation seminar: Evolution of magnetoreception in passerine birds #UMMZ

This is the first deep-sea fish known to be a mouthbreeder #UMMZ #UMichEEB
03/15/2020

This is the first deep-sea fish known to be a mouthbreeder #UMMZ #UMichEEB

POSTPONED until fall 2020: #UMichEEB Early Career Scientists Symposium | Natural History Collections: Drivers of Innovat...
03/15/2020

POSTPONED until fall 2020: #UMichEEB Early Career Scientists Symposium | Natural History Collections: Drivers of Innovation #UMMZ

Gulson-Castillo and Pegan win SSB Graduate Student Research Awards #UMMZ #UMichEEB
03/15/2020

Gulson-Castillo and Pegan win SSB Graduate Student Research Awards #UMMZ #UMichEEB

Speciation-Based Species Delimitation Workshop #UMichEEB #UMMZ
03/06/2020

Speciation-Based Species Delimitation Workshop #UMichEEB #UMMZ

#UMichEEB Tuesday Lunch Seminar: The origin of baleen in whales: inferring soft tissue from bony structures #UMMZ
03/06/2020

#UMichEEB Tuesday Lunch Seminar: The origin of baleen in whales: inferring soft tissue from bony structures #UMMZ

First genetic evidence of resistance in some bats to white-nose syndrome, a devastating fungal disease #UMichEEB #UMMZ
02/20/2020

First genetic evidence of resistance in some bats to white-nose syndrome, a devastating fungal disease #UMichEEB #UMMZ

01/07/2020
University of Michigan Museum of Zoology (UMMZ) - Collection Managers

Meet the #UMMZ collection staff in this nifty new video by #UMMZ fish collection manager and #UMichEEB assistant research scientist, Randy Singer!!!

Introduction for all of the Collection Managers for the various divisions at the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology at the University of Michigan in An...

12/20/2019
How to Prepare a Porcupine: The Making of a Research Specimen

Check out this great video from the NSF-funded oVert project!! The video features the 3D digitization process and the specimen preparation process of a North American porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum). The specimen is now deposited the #UMMZ collections and available for study by the worldwide scientific community.

For more information about oVert, please visit https:tinyurl.com/wlfb4md.

This porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) is now deposited as a voucher specimen in the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology (UMMZ) mammal collections and avai...

Radiolab - There and Back Again #UMMZ #UMichEEB
12/18/2019
There and Back Again | Radiolab | WNYC Studios

Radiolab - There and Back Again #UMMZ #UMichEEB

In 1822 a stork that got speared like a kabob helped baffled scientists answer a thousand-year-old question. Of course that lead to another question, then another, then another ...

Please consider joining us for the #UMichEEB Annual Early Career Scientists Symposium! This year’s theme is “Natural His...
12/16/2019
University of Michigan Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Please consider joining us for the #UMichEEB Annual Early Career Scientists Symposium! This year’s theme is “Natural History Collections: Drivers of Innovation”. The symposium will be held 13-15 March 2020. Details can be found here (myumi.ch/r8VW7). #UMMZ

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for the University of Michigan EEB 16th annual Early Career Scientists Symposium themed Natural History Collections: Drivers of Innovation. March 13-15, 2020 Ann Arbor campus. Please share widely http://myumi.ch/r8VW7

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#UMichEEB Thursday Seminar: Phenotypic plasticity, gene expression, and the biological response to climate change #UMMZ
12/02/2019
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#UMichEEB Thursday Seminar: Phenotypic plasticity, gene expression, and the biological response to climate change #UMMZ

#UMichEEB Tuesday Lunch Seminar: Understanding the potential of wild populations to adapt to climate change: Lessons fro...
11/29/2019

#UMichEEB Tuesday Lunch Seminar: Understanding the potential of wild populations to adapt to climate change: Lessons from color molting mammals #UMMZ

#UMichEEB Tuesday Lunch Seminar: Pollinators, Predators, and Parasitoids: The amazingly diverse world of Hymenoptera #UM...
11/27/2019
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#UMichEEB Tuesday Lunch Seminar: Pollinators, Predators, and Parasitoids: The amazingly diverse world of Hymenoptera #UMMZ

#UMichEEB Museums Friday Seminar - Deer Impacts on Plant Communities in Ann Arbor Natural Areas #UMMZ
11/27/2019
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#UMichEEB Museums Friday Seminar - Deer Impacts on Plant Communities in Ann Arbor Natural Areas #UMMZ

Please consider supporting the #UMMZ on "Giving BlueDay" this upcoming Tuesday, December 3rd!!! Additional giving opport...
11/27/2019
Museum of Zoology (UMMZ) Strategic Fund-322115 - University of Michigan

Please consider supporting the #UMMZ on "Giving BlueDay" this upcoming Tuesday, December 3rd!!! Additional giving opportunities in the #UMMZ can be found here (https://lsa.umich.edu/ummz/about/giving.html). #GoBlue

This fund provides program support at the director's discretion to fund the areas of greatest need, such as graduate student support, research funding, faculty support, and funding for program innovation and special projects.

#UMichEEB Tuesday Lunch Seminar: Fantastic biology instructors and where to find them #UMMZ
11/16/2019
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#UMichEEB Tuesday Lunch Seminar: Fantastic biology instructors and where to find them #UMMZ

#UMichEEB Museums Friday Seminar - Deer Impacts on Plant Communities in Ann Arbor Natural Areas #UMMZ
11/16/2019
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#UMichEEB Museums Friday Seminar - Deer Impacts on Plant Communities in Ann Arbor Natural Areas #UMMZ

#UMichEEB Thursday Seminar: Do we need biodiversity for ecosystem services?
11/12/2019
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#UMichEEB Thursday Seminar: Do we need biodiversity for ecosystem services?

#UMichEEB Thursday Seminar: The evolution of X-linked hybrid male sterility in Drosophila
11/12/2019
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#UMichEEB Thursday Seminar: The evolution of X-linked hybrid male sterility in Drosophila

#UMichEEB Student evaluation seminar: A tale of two dewlaps: the evolution of a colorful signal in Anolis lizards
11/12/2019
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#UMichEEB Student evaluation seminar: A tale of two dewlaps: the evolution of a colorful signal in Anolis lizards

#UMichEEB Tuesday Lunch Seminar/student evaluation: The biogeography of cichlids in the Guianas: insights into contempor...
11/12/2019
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#UMichEEB Tuesday Lunch Seminar/student evaluation: The biogeography of cichlids in the Guianas: insights into contemporary and historical drivers of diversity and endemism in Neotropical rivers #UMMZ

#UMichEEB Seminar Series: Insights into the ecology and evolution of amphibian susceptibility to chytridiomycosis in a c...
11/12/2019
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#UMichEEB Seminar Series: Insights into the ecology and evolution of amphibian susceptibility to chytridiomycosis in a changing world AND a vision for the U of M Biological Station

#UMichEEB Thursday Seminar: Carnivores - competition and connectivity
11/12/2019
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#UMichEEB Thursday Seminar: Carnivores - competition and connectivity

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