We finished our field clothing ‘try-on’ this afternoon and have been told to report tomorrow (Weds) at 7:00 am. for our flight to the Ice. Of course, we’ve also been told that the weather is currently bad there, so we may not fly. Already, the ‘hurry up and wait’ that is so typical of Antarctic field work has started!
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.
There are more than 84,000 entries and in the Paleobotany Collections Database. They encompass all aspects of the paleobotanical collections at the University of Kansas, including permineralized and compression/impression specimens, prepared slides, teaching slides, research slides, figured negatives from published papers, and figured and duplicate peels. The collections consist of tens of thousands of specimens with a large percentage being made up of Permian, Triassic and Jurassic silicified peats and compression/impression plant fossils from Antarctica.