Of Museums, Specimens and Maps: How Collections Help Conservation in a Time of Extinction

  • 16 Feb 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

Of Museums, Specimens and Maps: How Collections Help Conservation  in a Time of Extinction

J Tomasz Giermakowski, Ph.D.

Senior Collections Manager

Division of Amphibians and Reptiles

Museum of Southwestern Biology (MSB), UNM

Tuesday, February 16   •   7:00 pm – 8:30pm

Research collections are an important part of natural history museums. They are libraries of biodiversity and geodiversity and are often used in very diverse fields of scientific research. For example, biological specimens and their associated data are used in studying the past, present, and future distributions of important or threatened species. Join Dr. Giermakowski for a fascinating look at the MSB collection of reptiles in New Mexico, including unusual and threatened species that live along New Mexico’s rivers.

Dr. Tom Giermakowski is a Senior Collection Manager of the Amphibian and Reptile Division at the Museum of Southwestern Biology at UNM. His research interests are related to mapping the distribution of species, both in present and future, based on relationships with climate and geology. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana and a Ph.D. in Biology at the University of New Mexico.

Held at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
 1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

 • (505) 841-2800 Visit: www.nmnaturalhistory.org

$6 ($5 members, $4 students)

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