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.
All content copyright Terry A. Wheeler 2011-2013, unless otherwise noted.
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The previous couple of posts talked about the entertaining (collecting), finicky (pinning, labelling, data entry) and exciting (identification, analysis) steps in getting specimens from the prairies to the PDF. The final step can be, for some people, the most distasteful, … Continue reading
My time and my mind have been occupied with many duties and responsibilities lately. It’s the curse of the overextended professor. I have, however, spent the past couple of days driving around the snowdrifted prairies of southern Manitoba thinking mostly … Continue reading
It’s the end of another year – a time for looking back as well as looking forward. It’s been a year of change in the Lyman Museum and a good year. The insect collection continues to grow so fast that … Continue reading
This blog will provide information on research and teaching activities at the Lyman Entomological Museum. New projects, new people, new publications, notes from the field . . .