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Examining the dentition, tooth measurements, and jaws of a dietary specialist, the prickly dogfish shark (Oxynotus bruniensis)
Joshua Moyer studied teeth and jaws of the prickly dogfish using several microscopy methods: light and polarizing microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Co-author Mark Riccio is also doing CT scans on the specimens.
Pedro Pereira Rizzato a visiting student from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, this summer, studied specimens in the UMass Collections of the Polypteridae, a family of freshwater fishes from Africa, in order to illuminate their evolutionary position, and what it tells us about the evolution o
This past summer Rachel Bell studied the microbiomes of lemurs in the Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar, to observe species level difference in the gut, hair, oral and genital biomes of Verraux’s Sifaka and ring tailed lemurs. DNA from the samples will be analyzed at the UMass Genomics L
Using an array of camera traps placed at altitudes greater than 5,000m/16,400-ft., Kate Doyle, Collections Manager, and colleagues successfully documented the presence of the endangered Andean cat (Leopardus jacobita) in the Sibinacocha watershed of Peru's Cordillera Vilcanota mountains.
Amanda Fuchs used a summer research scholarship from the NHC to study baboon gut microbiomes in Zambia. She collected baboon feces, and water samples, and made observations on behavior of the baboons in Kasanka National Park.
Laurie Godfrey, Professor Emerita of Anthropology, participated in research showing human activity in Madagascar 6000 years earlier than previously thought.
Jeff Podos, Curator of Birds, is studying Amazonian bellbirds this summer via a Fulbright Fellowship. With longtime collaborator Mario Cohn-Haft, a staff member of the National Institute for Amazon Research in Brazil, Podos will be research how these small birds produce such booming songs.
Jason Kamilar, Curator of Fossil Primates, has been appointed the new editor-in-chief of Evolutionary Anthropology, a peer-reviewed academic journal focusing on current issues in biological anthropology, paleontology, archaeology, primatology, genetics, human ecology and other areas pertinent to
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