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CATEGORY: A Biodiverse Planet

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Sources of Information on Mollusks Sources of Information on Mollusks
The Loch Ness Monster
Tropical Rainforests - Resources

Research Program

Anthropology Department of the Natural History Museum

The research covers a wide range of topics and areas of the world. Some of the research topics include human-environmental interactions, population migration, origins of domestication, linguistics, and forensic anthropology.

Botany Department of the Natural History Museum

Research in plant biology, conservation ecology, biological diversity, and more.

Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems Program Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems Program

The Carrie-Bow Marine Field Station studies coral reefs and mangroves of coastal Belize, Natural History Museum.

Center for Education and Museum Studies

Disseminates publications and research developed for the museum community.

Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI)

Preserves threatened species and habitats through research, professional training and environmental education. National Zoo

Conservation Geographic Information Lab Conservation Geographic Information Lab

The Zoo's GIS Lab is using satellite imagery and GIS to identify, monitor and fight habitat loss and species extinction globally.

Consortium for the Barcode of Life

An international initiative devoted to developing DNA barcoding as a global standard for identifying of biological species, Smithsonian Institution and partners.

Entomology Department at the Natural History Museum

The National Insect Collection is one of the largest entomological collections in the world. Specimens and their associated data are used as the basis for original scientific research on the nature, inter-relationships, origin, and evolution of insects and their allies.

Environmental Research Center (SERC) Environmental Research Center (SERC)

Examines linked ecosystems at the land-sea interface, especially those impacted by human activities.

Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems Program Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems Program

Investigates Earth's land biotas throughout their 400 million year history. The goal is to understand how terrestrial ecosystems have been structured and how they change over geologic time.

Invertebrate Zoology at the Natural History Museum

Scientists conduct original research on all 30 major invertebrate animal groups (phyla) of the world (except insects), and are stewards for the 35 million specimens of invertebrates that comprise the U.S. National Collection.

Laboratory for Visual Learning

The Laboratory for Visual Learning (LVL) is dedicated to the scientific investigation of how sensory information shapes learning in science.

Marine Station at Fort Pierce Marine Station at Fort Pierce

The Smithsonian Marine Station (SMS) at Fort Pierce, Florida is a research center specializing in marine biodiversity and ecosystems of Florida.

Migratory Bird Center Migratory Bird Center

The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center is dedicated to fostering greater understanding, appreciation, and protection of the grand phenomenon of bird migration.

Natural History Museum Research Natural History Museum Research

Eminent scientists, specimens, books and papers microscopes, and sophisticated computer systems: Welcome to the realm of NMNH Research and Collections. In this university-like atmosphere, scientists delve deep into the history of our planet and the processes and peoples that shape it today.

Neighborhood Nestwatch Neighborhood Nestwatch

Neighborhood Nestwatch is a citizen-science program that provides an opportunity to be a biologist in your own backyard.

Paleobiology Research at the Natural History Museum

Learn about paleobiolgy research at the Smithsonian.


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