The BNHM offers many resources for research, from services and tools to primary biodiversity data.

Projects in this menu are direct links to resources that support education, research and conservation.

We share much as possible of our collection data via Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) archives to these data aggregators:

AmphibiaWeb
BISON (USGS)
FishNet2
Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
Holos: Berkeley Ecoinformatic Engine
iDigBio (Integrated Digitized Biocollections)
NEOMAP (Neogene Mammal Mapping Portal)
VertNet

Our collection of references on the Value of Natural History Museums (Zotero Bibliography Library)

Buerki, S., & Baker, W. J. (2016). Collections-based research in the genomic era. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 117(1), 5–10. https://doi.org/10.1111/bij.12721 Cite
Runte, A. (2016, September 18). “Animal Life As An Asset Of National Parks,” A Path-Breaking Essay. Retrieved November 16, 2018, from https://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2016/09/animal-life-asset-national-parks-path-breaking-essay Cite
D’Elia, J., Haig, S. M., Mullins, T. D., & Miller, M. P. (2016). Ancient DNA reveals substantial genetic diversity in the California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) prior to a population bottleneck. The Condor, 118(4), 703–714. https://doi.org/10.1650/CONDOR-16-35.1 Cite
Schmitt, C. J., Cook, J. A., Zamudio, K. R., & Edwards, S. V. (2019). Museum specimens of terrestrial vertebrates are sensitive indicators of environmental change in the Anthropocene. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 374(1763), 20170387. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2017.0387 Cite
Grinnell, J., & Storer, T. I. (1916). Animal Life as an Asset of National Parks. Science, 44(1133), 375–380. Retrieved from https://www.jstor.org/stable/1643783 Cite
Hiller, A. E., Cicero, C., Albe, M. J., Barclay, T. L. W., Spencer, C. L., Koo, M. S., … Lacey, E. A. (2017). Mutualism in museums: A model for engaging undergraduates in biodiversity science. PLOS Biology, 15(11), e2003318. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2003318 Cite
La Salle, J., Williams, K., & Moritz, C. (2016). Biodiversity analysis in the digital era. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0337 Cite
Grinnell, J. (1910, December). The Methods and Uses of a Research Museum. The Popular Science Monthly, 77, 163–169. Retrieved from http://ia800204.us.archive.org/18/items/popularsciencemo77newy/popularsciencemo77newy.pdf Cite
Pettitt, C. (1997). The cultural impact of natural science collections. Retrieved June 9, 2011, from http://fenscore.natsca.org/uses/cwpvalnpaper.php Cite
Collections in the News: In the News: Preserving Collections and their Museums. (2014). Retrieved June 8, 2016, from http://blog.scicoll.org/2014/11/follow-friday_28.html Cite
Boakes, E. H., McGowan, P. J. K., Fuller, R. A., Chang-qing, D., Clark, N. E., O’Connor, K., & Mace, G. M. (2010). Distorted Views of Biodiversity: Spatial and Temporal Bias in Species Occurrence Data. PLOS Biol, 8(6), e1000385. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1000385 Cite
Baird, R. C. (2010). Leveraging the fullest potential of scientific collections through digitisation. Biodiversity Informatics, 7(2). https://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.17161/bi.v7i2.3987 Cite
Grinnell, J. (1912). An Afternoon’s Field Notes. The Condor, 14(3), 104–107. https://doi.org/10.2307/1362226 Cite
WINKER, K. (2009, January 20). Natural History Museums in a Postbiodiversity Era [research-article]. Retrieved September 5, 2009, from http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1641/0006-3568%282004%29054%5B0455%3ANHMIAP%5D2.0.CO%3B2 Cite
SUAREZ, A. V., & TSUTSUI, N. D. (2009, January 19). The Value of Museum Collections for Research and Society [research-article]. Retrieved September 5, 2009, from http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1641/0006-3568%282004%29054%5B0066%3ATVOMCF%5D2.0.CO%3B2#h11 Cite
Arino, A. (2010, October 11). APPROACHES TO ESTIMATING THE UNIVERSE OF NATURAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS DATA [Text.Serial.Journal]. Retrieved August 17, 2011, from https://journals.ku.edu/index.php/jbi/article/viewArticle/3991 Cite
Kemp, C. (2015). Museums: The endangered dead. Nature, 518(7539), 292–294. https://doi.org/10.1038/518292a Cite
Rogers, N. (2016). Museum drawers go digital. Science, 352(6287), 762–765. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.352.6287.762 Cite
Scoble, M. (2010, October 11). Rationale and Value of Natural History Collections Digitisation [Text.Serial.Journal]. Retrieved August 17, 2011, from https://journals.ku.edu/index.php/jbi/article/viewArticle/3994 Cite
Holmes, M. W., Hammond, T. T., Wogan, G. O. U., Walsh, R. E., LaBarbera, K., Wommack, E. A., … Nachman, M. W. (2016). Natural history collections as windows on evolutionary processes. Molecular Ecology, 25(4), 864–881. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.13529 Cite
Mason, B. (2011). Beautiful Data: The Art of Science Field Notes. Retrieved January 26, 2012, from http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/07/science-field-notes-gallery/?pid=1622&viewall=true Cite
Feeley, K. J., & Silman, M. R. (2011). Keep collecting: accurate species distribution modelling requires more collections than previously thought. Diversity and Distributions, 17(6). https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00813.x Cite
Cook, J. A., Edwards, S. V., Lacey, E. A., Guralnick, R. P., Soltis, P. S., Soltis, D. E., … Ickert-Bond, S. (2014). Natural History Collections as Emerging Resources for Innovative Education. BioScience, 64(8), 725–734. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biu096 Cite
Thomer, A., Vaidya, G., Guralnick, R., Bloom, D., & Russell, L. (2012). From documents to datasets: A MediaWiki-based method of annotating and extracting species observations in century-old field notebooks. ZooKeys, 209(0), 235–253. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.209.3247 Cite
Bi, K., Linderoth, T., Vanderpool, D., Good, J. M., Nielsen, R., & Moritz, C. (2013). Unlocking the vault: next-generation museum population genomics. Molecular Ecology, 22(24), 6018–6032. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.12516 Cite
Nachman, M. W. (2013). Genomics and museum specimens. Molecular Ecology, 22(24), 5966–5968. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.12563 Cite
Guralnick, R. P., & Lane, M. (2007). Towards a collaborative, global infrastructure for biodiversity assessment. Ecology Letters, 10(8), 663–672. Cite
Smith, A. B., Santos, M. J., Koo, M. S., Rowe, K. M. C., Rowe, K. C., Patton, J. L., … Moritz, C. (2013). Evaluation of species distribution models by resampling of sites surveyed a century ago by Joseph Grinnell. Ecography, no–no. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0587.2013.00107.x Cite
Fontaine, B., Perrard, A., & Bouchet, P. (2012). 21 years of shelf life between discovery and description of new species. Current Biology, 22(22), R943–R944. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.10.029 Cite
KRISHTALKA, L., & HUMPHREY, P. S. (2000). Can Natural History Museums Capture the Future? BioScience, 50(7), 611–617. https://doi.org/10.1641/0006-3568(2000)050[0611:CNHMCT]2.0.CO;2 Cite
Hekkala, E., Shirley, M. H., Amato, G., Austin, J. D., Charter, S., Thorbjarnarson, J., … Blum, M. J. (2011). An ancient icon reveals new mysteries: mummy DNA resurrects a cryptic species within the Nile crocodile. Molecular Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05245.x Cite
Drew, J. (2011). The Role of Natural History Institutions and Bioinformatics in Conservation Biology. Conservation Biology, 25(6), 1250–1252. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01725.x Cite
Baker, B. (2011). New Push to Bring US Biological Collections to the World’s Online Community. BioScience, 61, 657–662. https://doi.org/10.1525/bio.2011.61.9.4 Cite
Ilerbaig, J. (2010). Specimens as Records: Scientific Practice and Recordkeeping in Natural History Research. American Archivist, 73(2), 463–482. Retrieved from http://archivists.metapress.com/content/607470V482172220 Cite
Pearson, D. L., Hamilton, A. L., & Erwin, T. L. (2011). Recovery Plan for the Endangered Taxonomy Profession. BioScience, 61(1), 58–63. https://doi.org/10.1525/bio.2011.61.1.11 Cite
Lips, K. R. (2011). Museum collections: Mining the past to manage the future. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(23), 9323–9324. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1107246108 Cite
Johnson, K. G., Brooks, S. J., Fenberg, P. B., Glover, A. G., James, K. E., Lister, A. M., … Stewart, J. R. (2011). Climate Change and Biosphere Response: Unlocking the Collections Vault. BioScience, 61(2), 147–153. https://doi.org/10.1525/bio.2011.61.2.10 Cite
Graham, C. H., Ferrier, S., Huettman, F., Moritz, C., & Peterson, A. T. (2004). New developments in museum-based informatics and applications in biodiversity analysis. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 19(9), 497–503. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2004.07.006 Cite