Neadelphus protae holotype in amber

Digitization of fossils uncovers pre-WWII loan

August 7, 2017

Ricardo recently traveled to Germany to hand-carry a returning loan of 383 specimens, 40 of which were type specimens. What makes such a seemingly mundane task so intriguing? This pre-WWII loan was from the Königsberg Amber Collection, much of which was lost during the war. 

The Harvard Gazette has highlighted this unexpected result of our NSF TCN “Fossil Insect Collaborative: A Deep-Time Approach to Studying Diversification and Response to Environmental Change.”...

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Amanda Evans, Brian D. Farrell, and Naomi Pierce

Successful defense!

August 3, 2017

Congratulations to Amanda Evans for successfully defending her thesis, "Molecular phylogeny of the wood-boring beetle family Buprestidae and insights into the evolution of host use." Well earned, Amanda! 


Alyssa and Prof. Farrell after Alyssa's quals

Alyssa's quals

April 27, 2017

Congratulations to Alyssa on successfully passing her qualifying exam on Tuesday, April 25!