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A picture of Pliocene (approximately 3 million years old) fossil mollusks as discovered out in the field in Florida. Credit: Jonathan Hendricks, Paleontological Research Institute.

To better understand the future of these vital organisms, Bruce Lieberman, professor of ecology & evolutionary biology and senior curator at the Biodiversity Institute, will lead a new $2.4 million project supported by the National Science Foundation’s Biodiversity on a Changing Planet program…

Dr. Bruce Lieberman

Bruce Lieberman, professor in the University of Kansas Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and senior curator in the Division of Invertebrate Paleontology at the Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum, has been named director of the KU Paleontological Institute. He…

A New Guide to Kansas Mushrooms book cover

A new book about the fungi of Kansas includes two co-authors from the University of Kansas. Benjamin Sikes, associate professor with the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and associate scientist with Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research, along with Caleb Morse, affiliate researcher and collection manager at the Biodiversity Institute, co-authored the update to the first edition with author Sherry Kay. "This was a labor of love for Sherry Kay and I was glad to have helped get it across the finish line," Sikes said. An update to the first edition,…


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