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Robert Goelet in the AMNH

Robert G. Goelet, 1923-2019

October 23, 2019

The MCZ is saddened to say that MCZ Faculty governing board memember, Robert (Bobby) Goelet, passed away earlier this month at the age of 96. To say that Bobby led a very full life doesn't come close to capturing all that he did and experienced. After graduating from Harvard in 1945 with an A.B. in history, Bobby was a champion for natural history research, collections, and conservation.  Among the many distinguished appointments he held, in addition to the MCZ Faculty, was Chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Museum of Natural History. 

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Edward O. Wilson speaking

The MCZ welcomes the 2019 Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Fellows

September 25, 2019

The MCZ is delighted to welcome the 2019 Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Postdoctoral Fellows, Miquéias Ferrão, Cong Liu, Tiago Simões and Stephen Pates. We held a small reception to celebrate their arrival and hear Prof. Wilson talk about their important role in describing new species. 

This fellowship is made possible through a generous founding gift from Edward O. Wilson, Faculty-Curator Emeritus and University Research Professor Emeritus, with support from additional donors (allowing an inaugural year of four fellows, including two Alexander Agassiz fellows...

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Naomi Pierce and lab members

Congratulations to Naomi Pierce, awarded the prestigious International Prize for Biology!

August 22, 2019

MCZ Faculty-Curator Naomi Pierce was awarded the 2019 International Prize for Biology, one of the most prestigious honors a natural scientist can receive. The focus of this award varies each year, this year focusing on the field of insect biology. 

From the news release, "Scientists typically...

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jar of driver ants

Deadline announced for 2019 Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Postdoctoral Fellowship

June 4, 2019

The deadline for the 2019 Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Postdoctoral Fellowship is September 30, 2019. This fellowship supports postdoctoral researchers at the MCZ to pursue the discovery and formal taxonomic description of Earth’s animal species. Fellows will work under the supervision of one or more MCZ faculty-curators, who will provide office space, access to lab facilities and necessary research support. At this time, selection of fellows will give priority to candidates who work on living species. Please visit the...

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