Insect diversity @ McGill
Stories about our collection of three million unique little volumes of biodiversity, the people who build and use it, and the research we do. And the odd rumination upon the nature of science and scientists.
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Monthly Archives: August 2011
A new paper by Stephanie Hampton (National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis) and Terry Wheeler has just been published on-line in Biology Letters (see Hampton & Wheeler 2012 under Publications). This paper describes the Natural History Network‘s recent series … Continue reading
The transition from summer to fall is always a busy one in the museum. There is the switch from fieldwork mode to teaching and research mode. Personnel changes are often a part of the transition too. And the visitors change … Continue reading
Our most remote field site in 2011 was Green Cabin, in Aulavik National Park on Banks Island. Five Northern Biodiversity Program team members (Terry Wheeler and Anna Solecki from the Lyman, Doug Currie, Brad Hubley and Ruben Cordero from the … Continue reading
Several Lyman people spent much of the summer in the Canadian arctic as part of the Northern Biodiversity Program. We collected flies, ichneumonid wasps, spiders and beetles to examine ecological patterns in arthropod communities across the north, long-term change in … Continue reading