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Curator of the Living Plant Collection Tobias Baskin has been awarded a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship from the European Union to support his sabbatical leave at the Centre for Plant Integrative Biology at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom for the 2014-15 academic
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...
Ben Normark, Professor of Biology, has been named Director of Collections replacing Betsy Dumont, who was appointed Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, effective September 25, 2014.
Recently Yi'-Fen Lin, graduate student in Betsy Dumont's lab, presented her mole study (see in summer reports below) at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meetings.
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.
Curator of Fishes and Biology faculty member Cristina Cox Fernandes helped discover two new species of electric fish (genus Brachyhypopomus).
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.