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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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The Library's research collection is made up of more than 450,000 volumes as well as electronic resources and microform materials.
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Study shows that modern humans have less bone density than related species, possibly linked to transition from nomadic to agricultural lifestyle.
A genome-mapping project suggests some remarkable new ideas about bird evolution and supports conclusions about long-debated relationships.
New research on fin-eating fish in the Congo shows they will prey on just about any fish species—including their own.