Author Archives: Mark Graham

Nature Heroes recognized at Nature Inspiration Awards

An inspiring group of nature heroes assembled Nov. 9 for our Nature Inspiration Awards. Mark Graham shares their accomplishments. Continue reading

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The Forever Business

When thousands of conservationists meet, we’re there too: our mission at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Continue reading

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Museum Metabolism

Like animals and plants, museums have a “metabolism”. Do you know how it functions? Continue reading

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Nature Inside and Out

How are species identified? Let us tell you about some indispensable tools. Continue reading

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In the Amazing Business: Museum Collections

A 3 metre-long tooth? A retractable stomach that penetrates the body of the prey? The museum’s collections are not lacking in surprising specimens! Continue reading

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Returning Home

By Mark Graham and Jennifer Doubt Even though we try to use our museum powers for good, there are times when things go wrong. Collectors—both amateur and professional—are dedicated and extremely passionate about what they do. That enthusiasm for collecting … Continue reading

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The Brock Award for 2013

The Canadian Museum of Nature has a long history of research with expertise and leadership in species discovery and work in the Arctic. We continually produce new knowledge that is published in the scientific literature. Our scientific productivity in botany, … Continue reading

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Going Deep: Research Off the Beaten Path

Our researchers are sometimes immersed—literally—in their research. Mark Graham, Vice-President of Research and Collections at the museum, accompanied researcher André Martel in search of rare freshwater mussels. Continue reading

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The Alphabet Soup of the Science World

Dr. Mark Graham describes the museum’s link to international efforts that conserve species and promote taxonomy. Continue reading

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Curiouser and Curiouser: Our Discoveries in 2013

Museum scientists discovered 12 new animal, vegetable and mineral species in 2013. Thus, they contribute to global knowledge-sharing and nurture future scientific discoveries. Continue reading

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