- Research and Collections
Research and Collections
Collections-Based Research to Understand the Natural World
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- Discovering species on the shelves
What’s the best place for a paleontologist to discover a new species: Alberta; Mongolia; or the collections at the Canadian Museum of Nature? Museum paleontologist Danielle Fraser writes that there’s beauty, mystery and lots of scientific discoveries to be made on the shelves, and in the drawers and boxes, of the museum’s collection.
- World’s largest botany conference: “Care for Plants, Care for our Future”
What’s big, green and full of plant scientists? The International Botanical Congress, of course! This past July, in Shenzen, China, three Museum of Nature botany researchers gathered with 7000 others at the world’s largest gathering of plant scientists. Read museum researcher Jeff Saarela’s behind-the-scenes account.
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Honouring the memory of Canadian sculptor and naturalist, William (Bill) Lishman, who was a good friend of the museum. Bill passed away December 30 at age 78.
A summer program in the Canadian Museum of Nature’s “backyard” is training students in the rigours of fieldwork, and teaching responsible environmental stewardship in the process.
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