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Australian Museum Biodiversity Volunteer Portal →
rhamphotheca: The Australian Museum in partnership with the Atlas of Living Australia (www.ala.org.au) has created a crowdsourcing website that allows volunteers to assist the museum in transcribing its collections, anywhere anytime. · The Biodiversity Volunteer Portal (http://volunteer.ala.org.au/) is where volunteers can transcribe specimen labels, field notes, and expedition diaries. ·...
One of those days...
Today I had potentially the best time I’ve ever had in the field, and it happened at the most peculiar of hours (5:30pm to sunset after work). I stopped at a small regional park near my job (Hidden Falls Regional Park in Auburn, CA) to check it out not expecting much of anything, instead it was absolutely amazing. As I pulled up I was greeted by yellow-billed magpies and acorn...
WHEN I EXPLAIN TO THE UNDERGRADS WHY THEY HAVE TO...
whatshouldwecallgradschool: THROWBACK THURSDAY! Brought to you by Oct. 18, 2013
Paper authorship ethics question: I'm curious what...
Hi everyone, I have an ethics related question that recently came up and I thought was quite interesting and am curious what you think (even if you don’t do research yourself): A student does a basic research project as part of their senior thesis of their undergraduate program (design through implementation), they receive help from a professor who provides the study animals, and helps with...
Today both pepper my baby tegu and my year-old gopher snake died unexpectedly… No idea what happened to either of them, as they were both seemingly healthy when I last handled them a day or two ago. I think it might have been the cold night last night, as those two were the only ones without night heat and the heater hasn’t been keeping the house at the right temperatures lately....
That’s a downy. No wait, it’s a hairy – definitely a hairy. Well, hang on…maybe...– Outside Story: Downy or Hairy Woodpecker? (via birddiva)
Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum: Sign the... →
umzoology: BAD NEWS. In case you haven’t heard, the Chicago Field Museum is preparing to slash its scientific research budget by $3million, (that’s $3,000,000) and as a result are planning on cutting many curatorial positions. As a person who hopes to go on to work in a professional museum someday, a…
Panamint Alligator Lizard Life History →
This is a crowd-sourcing opportunity for me to gather funds for my research: help out by donating a few bucks or reblogging this post to help me conduct badly needed research an extremely rare north american lizard!
Guitars, Feathers, and Forests... What Do They All...
usfwspacific: Photo: wikimedia, creative commons By Russ MacRae Gibson Guitar Corp. settled a criminal enforcement case with the United States recently over their alleged illegal importation of rosewood and ebony from Madagascar and India to make guitar fingerboards. Fingerboards, by the way, are the top portion of the neck of the guitar where, as you might expect, the player presses...
If your museum collection is impacted by Sandy →
museumuse: Call AIC’s 24-hour assistance number at 202.661.8068 for advice by phone. Call 202.661.8068 to arrange for a team to come to the site to complete damage assessments and help with salvage organization. “AIC-CERT volunteers have provided assistance and advice to dozens of museums, libraries, and archives since 2007. AIC-CERT teams were on the ground following Tropical Storm Irene and...
cog-nito: That’s Sir Fish To You.: For those of you who are thinking of becoming pescatarian caong: DON’T Fishing has to be one of the most destructive forms of food production in existence. Over exploitation of certain species, especially tuna, has led to them becoming endangered. People still fish for the critically endangered Bluefin Tuna, which may well go extinct in as little as 3...