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Researchers Detail the Most Ancient Bat Fossil Ever Discovered in Asia

A new paper appearing in Biology Letters describes the oldest-known fragmentary bat fossils from Asia, pushing back the evolutionary record for bats on that continent to the dawn of the Eocene and boosting the possib

Remembering Ruth Gennrich and her legacy of youth science education

Ruth Gennrich, who ran public education programs at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum for over 20 years, died this week at the age of 84.

Brian Atkinson, KU paleobotanist, wins national Emerging Leader Award

The Botanical Society of America (BSA) announced that Brian Atkinson, University of Kansas assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is the recipient of its 

Gift establishes O'Connor Graduate Student Research Award

A friendship formed over a mutual fascination with fossils led Roy O’Connor, a KU alumnus, to establish a fund in honor of Leonard “Kris” Krishtalka, the former director of the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum.

Remarkable New Species of Snake, Found Hidden in KU Biodiversity Institute's Herpetology Collection, Occupies Its Own Unique Branch on the Snake Tree of Life

To be fair, the newly described Waray Dwarf Burrowing Snake (Levitonius mirus) is pretty great at hiding.

Jorge Soberón named interim Director of KU's Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum

University Distinguished Professor Jorge Soberón has been named interim director of the Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas.

Biodiversity collections, vital for pandemic preparedness, face drop in specimen deposits

When you imagine a visit to a natural history museum, the first thing that springs to mind could be dinosaur bones or taxidermized animals.

Paleobotanist to lead team scouring Antarctica for ancient clues to plant diversity

Antarctica, mostly covered in snow and ice, isn’t the first place most people might think to search for vital evidence about the evolution of plants. But Antarctica wasn’t always devoid of greenery.

Gift Establishes Biodiversity Institute Directorship at KU

An anonymous donor has committed $900,000 to endow the directorship for the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas.

Longtime Biodiversity Institute Director Retiring from KU

After 25 years leading the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas, Leonard “Kris” Krishtalka is retiring as director at the end of this year.

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