About

Welcome to the MichiganBiodiversity! This is an unofficial blog of the biodiversity research community at the University of Michigan, focusing on the activities and collections of the Museum of Zoology and U-M Herbarium. Here at Michigan, we host some of the world’s largest and most scientifically important biodiversity collections.  These biological collections – and the community of knowledge they support – represent the foundation for understanding and conserving the diversity of life on Earth.

Some of the topics we will explore include:

  • Expeditionary field research and collection building at the University of Michigan
  • The value of our natural history collections in a changing world
  • Ongoing research by students, staff, and faculty in the U-M biodiversity research community
  • Emerging technologies that have the potential to transform biodiversity science
  • History of biodiversity science at U-M
  • Profiles of the objects (organisms) in our collections and the stories they tell