Dr. Ross MacPhee is a Curator in
the Division of Vertebrate Zoology. His research focuses on trying to
prove his current hypothesis on why the woolly mammoth of approximately
11,000 years ago went extinct so dramatically.
Dr. Melanie Stiassny is the Axelrod
Research Curator and Curator-in-Charge of the Department of Ichthyology.
Her research focuses on the cichlid population and the systematics and
evolutionary biology of fishes.
These two scientists are both currently working with the National Center
for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology to develop online science
courses. See National Center News for
more information on these courses.
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Dr. Ross D. E. MacPhee
Tina Gaud © AMNH
Dr. Melanie L. J. Stiassny