Bee expert and research associate Thomas Onuferko, Ph.D. has a new species named after him, Lasioglossum onuferkoi. It was among many specimens he collected during his 2019 fieldwork. The bee was described earlier this year in a scientific paper by Ph.D. candidate Joel Gardner and Jason Gibbs, Ph.D.
Museum botanists have identified more than 140 species of vascular plants collected during their field expedition to Agguttinni Territorial Park in the summer of 2021.
This annual compilation tracks scientific publications that used the museum’s collections. Of the 436 publications and books for 2020, about one-third involved museum staff and research associates.
The decision is due to the continuing demonstrations in downtown Ottawa and the City of Ottawa’s advice to the public to avoid the area at this time.
Every January, the Museum closes its doors for several days of cleaning and maintenance. From dinosaur-dusting to whale-degreasing, find out what typically happens in this cleaning "Blitz", and why it looks a little different this year.
The museum hosted some of Canada’s nature leaders n September as part of the Congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. The event marked another milestone for the museum's 30-year involvement with the IUCN.
In recognition of his taxonomic expertise, biologist Ed Hendrycks has been honoured with a “nice surprise”. A Russian scientist has immortalized his name with a new genus of amphipod: Hendrycksopleustes.
Research Associate Thomas Onuferko’s expertise on wild bees is helping Tundra Oil and Gas establish pollinator-friendly habitats on retired oil well sites in Manitoba.
Students from across Canada in grades 3 to seven can learn about rocks and minerals in the museum's curriculum-based Virtual School Workshop.
Land, Water, Ocean, Us is a new strategy launched March 16 by the Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition. The Canadian Museum of Nature is one of the many partners supporting this great initiative.