UTEP Biodiversity Collections
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The UTEP Biodiversity Collections is comprised of the university’s biological research collections and the Department of Biological Sciences teaching collections and is a resource for collections-related research in the biological sciences. We provide work space, equipment, and other facilities to classes, individual students, staff, and visiting professionals; as well as informational services to the professional and general public.
The UTEP Biodiversity Collections is a biological research collection with a focus on research and education. We do not have permanent public displays however, we do cooperate with the UTEP Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens to develop and curate exhibitions related to the research being performed in the UTEP Biodiversity Collections as well as to provide specimens and information for community outreach.
Libraries preserve books, biological research collections preserve organisms in a similar manner. Biological research collections are continuously growing as the result of research by faculty, students, and other professionals and through exchange with similar institutions. These collections increase in value as they grow; providing a rich source of information about natural variation, species occurrence, and climate change through space and over time. Specimens in biological research collections provide context for comparative biology and the study of evolutionary relationships with both morphological and genetic material.
Are you a member of the UTEP-BC? Access the UTEP-BC Curatorial Sharepoint Website here or email collections manager for access!
This website was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services - IMLS Award MA-30-1500392-15
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