Al Richmond, Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles, received a national award for meritorious teaching at the recent meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists at Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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Dumont, Curator of Mammals, is a participant in two recent NSF grants
Betsy Dumont, Curator of Mammals and recent Director of Collections, was recognized at the North American Society for Bat Research for her “outstanding service and contribution to the field of Chiropteran biology” at the meeting of the NASBR, October 22-25, at Albany, New York. She is the 21st recipient and the fourth woman to receive this high honor.
Four graduate students have been awarded NHC Summer Fellowships for 2015.
Curator of Fossil Vertebrates and Emeritus Professor of Biology Margery Coombs was awarded honorary membership in the SVP recognizing her "distinguished contribution to vertebrate paleontology".
During the summer of 2015 two graduate students and an undergraduate worked on researcy projects with the help of fellowships from the Natural History Collections.
Benjamin Normark, Director of Collections, has been awarded a $653,000 NSF grant to study armored scale insects on four continents. In cooperation with Geoff Morse, from the University of San Diego, and graduate student Daniel Peterson.
The 2016 summer fellowships from the Natural History Collections have been awarded to two graduate students and two undergraduates.
AMHERST, Mass. – Benjamin Normark, professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, was recently selected as a Fulbright scholar and will spend the fall 2016 semester in Mexico documenting the spread of the insect, cycad aulacaspis scale. It is an invasive species that threatens the country’s cycads, plants sometimes called “living fos- sils” because they have changed little in the last 280 million years.
NHC summer fellowships were in 2014 to two Organismic and Evolutionary Biology graduate students, Scott Schneider, a student of Ben Normark in the Biology Department, studied armored scale insects, a significant economic pest, and Anne Stengle, a student of Paul Sievert in the Department of Envir
A new Amazonian electric fish genus and species discovered in Brazil's Rio Negro by Cristina Cox Fernandes and Colleagues
Cristina Cox Fernandes, Curator of Fishes with the Natural History Collections and colleagues Adilia Nogueira and Jose Antonio Alves-Gomes of the Insituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia in Brazil have described a new bluntnose knifefish...
The Natural History Collections Summer Fellowships for 2013 have been awarded to six students: three graduate students in the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Program and three undergraduates in Anthropology, Biology, and Environmental Conservation. The average awarded was $3,000.
The Herbarium of the University of Massachusetts recently received a four-year NSF "Advancing Digitization in Biological Collections Thematic Collections Network" grant as part of a consortium of five other New England herbaria including those at Harvard and Yale.
The University of Massachusetts Herbarium recently received an Andrew W. Mellon “Global Plants Initiative” grant to create a coordinated database of images and information for the approximately 1300 Type Specimens housed in the collection.
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