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March 20, 2014
Scientists have shown for the first time that deep-sea fishes that use bioluminescence for communication are diversifying into different species faster than other glowing fishes that use light for...
September 23, 2013
Leo Smith has joined KU as an assistant curator of ichthyology at the Biodiversity Institute and as assistant professor of systematics and evolution at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary...
September 23, 2013
Research associate Matt Davis and Ichthyology Curator Leo Smith have learned that their proposal "Collaborative Research: Diversification in the Deep-Sea and the Evolution of Fangs,...
April 15, 2013
Ed Wiley, curator emeritus; Teresa MacDonald, museum education director; and several other team members have helped create "A fisheye view of the tree of life," an interactive fish tree on...
August 3, 2012
The National Science Foundation has funded "Georeferencing U.S. Fish Collections: a community-based model to georeferencing natural history collections," aFishNet collaborative...
May 6, 2012
KU student Kathryn Mickle was selected by the KU Department of Graduate Studies to receive the Marnie and Bill Argersinger Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation.  Kathryn, who was...
December 15, 2011
Andy Bentley, collections manager for ichthyology at the KU Biodiversity Institute, has been voted as president-elect for the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections [SPNHC]. The...
August 18, 2011
Curators Ed Wiley and Bruce Lieberman have updated "Phylogenetics: Theory and Practice of Phylogenetic Systematics," the first major update of the landmark publication in more than 25 years...
March 14, 2011
The Spencer Art Museum is offering a teaching exhibition in the White Gallery entitled "Knowing the Arctic: Lewis L. Dyche, Western Science, and Indigenous Knowledge." The exhibit, which is...
July 23, 2010
The Biodiversity Institute has a new home on the web and a new site for the institute's Natural History Museum. Prominent on the institute's new web site, biodiversity.ku.edu, are the research,...