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New book gathers insights, methods from rising generation of Indigenous archaeologists

LAWRENCE —  A new book co-edited by a University of Kansas scholar that collects the experiences and know-how of younger Indigenous archaeologists, titled “Indigenizing Archaeology: Putting Theory into Practice,” will be published today

KU names new director to lead Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum

Arizona State University researcher Nico Franz will begin his new

Rice paddy snake diversification was driven by geological and environmental factors in Thailand, molecular data suggests

A University of Kansas study of rice paddy snakes in Southeast Asi

Collection Managers Mark Robbins and Luke Welton co-author BioScience Publication on openVertebrate Project

For six years, a team of researchers from 18 different institutions has worked on increasing the impact and accessibility of vertebrate scientific collections through 3D imaging.

Assistant Curator Carlton Shield Chief Gover part of team honored with 2024 Newcomb Cleveland Prize

Congratulations to new Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum curator Carlton Shield Chief Gover wh

Rafe Brown is inaugural recipient of KUIA Advisory Board International Research Award

As a leader in equitable and collaborative international research and education, Rafe Brown, professor of ecology & evolutionary biology, is the inaugural recipient of the KU International Affairs Advisory Board International Research Award.

Interview with Herpetology Collection Manager, Ana Motta

Ana Motta, herpetology collection manager at the KU Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum, was recently interviewed for the KU Office of Research series, I Am Striving, focused on what inspires KU researchers, as well as the goals and impact of their work.

Museum to Host VENOMventure, a New Science-Themed Escape Room

A venomous plant is invading the University of Kansas Natural History Museum in August, and the public is invited to help discover an antivenom before it takes over the world. A biological mystery is at the heart of a new, immersive escape room game that will be at the museum Aug. 8-27.

New Push Will Digitize Records of African Plants Held in Herbaria and Museums Across the U.S.

Over the past few decades, herbaria and museums worldwide have created digital data records documenting millions of specimens in their holdings. The benefits of digitizing the contents of natural history museums and research institutions flow to the public and researchers worldwide. Now, through a…

Paleontology Journal Adapts to Open Format with Help from KU Libraries

“The nature of scientific publishing has changed so much that I realized in order for us to stay relevant and useful to scientists and also to folks interested in paleontology throughout the world, we had to make this transition to open access, and we had to do it as soon as possible.”

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