Carnegie Discoverers: Collections and Anthropogenic Change: The Link Between Acquiring New Specimens and Deciphering the Impacts of Land Use and Climate Changes on Amphibians
November 16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
At the Museum
Jennifer A. Sheridan, PhD, Assistant Curator, Amphibians and Reptiles, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Curators build collections for a number of reasons, from documenting biodiversity to deciphering evolutionary relationships among species. A discussion of a recent visit to north Borneo will highlight some notable new additions to the Section of Amphibians and Reptiles’ collection, and will share preliminary results of a larger question, namely how does land-use change impact the relationship between primary productivity and biodiversity? The importance of this question, along with other new additions to the Museum collections for future research, will be presented.
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