Home to more than 200 scientists who work across the broad disciplines of anthropology, astrophysics, biology, Earth and planetary sciences, and paleontology, as well as to one of the world's most extraordinary collections of specimens and artifacts, the Museum is a leading research institution with world-class facilities and researchers who carry out 100 field expeditions around the world each year. Through the Richard Gilder Graduate School, it is the only U.S. museum to award the Ph.D. degree.
Dr. Simmons studies the evolution of living and fossil bats using both morphology and molecular data.
Dr. Frost maintains an online taxonomic catalogue of the world’s living amphibians.
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Research reveals that a 50-million-year-old bird fossil on display in the Museum’s special exhibition Dinosaurs Among Us is from a previously unknown relative of the modern-day ostrich.
New research shows that scorpions from different regions share similar interior design tastes in their burrows.
A paper co-authored by Museum scientists finds that the ability to produce light evolved 29 times in fish alone—much more often than previously thought.