Prominent on the institute's new web site, biodiversity.ku.edu, are the research, collections and discoveries of its scientists and graduate students who explore and document the life of the planet.
The Biodiversity Institute has a new home on the web and a new site for the institute's Natural History Museum. Revamped websites for the Biodiversity Institute's research divisions, such as mammalogy, herpetology and botany, are also in development.
Mammalogy has extensive historical collections from Central America, Mexico and the southeast, central and western regions of the United States, as well as Alaska. Most of the collection consists of nicely prepared skins, skulls and complete skeletons, with most recent specimens accompanied by tissues. There is broad taxonomic coverage, including important holdings of Central and South American marsupials, insectivores, bats and rodents; Holarctic shrews, microtines and squirrels; and North American bats, insectivores, carnivores, rodents and lagomorphs.