Tag: museum collections

Renate Kvernberg and Karstein Hårsaker from the NTNU University Museum
January 31, 2023

Just one degree can change a species

It’s no secret that major changes in climate can affect species. But how much change does it take? Researchers in Norway took a glimpse into the past and found that...

September 21, 2021

For many taxa, museum specimens can help fill in research holes

In 2019, researchers had been looking at the abundance of native and non-native ant species in Florida. Examining a museum dataset spanning 60 years of collections, they found that non-native...

October 2, 2019

Scientists discover new 10-foot croc species in museum

A giant new crocodile species has seemingly jumped out of nowhere as researchers took a closer look at museum specimens and living reptiles at a Florida zoo. Now deceased biologist...