Category Archives: Research

Cracking the mystery of crystal structure

Canadian Museum of Nature intern Joachim de Fourestier explores one of hardest mineral questions: The mystery of internal crystal structure. Continue reading

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New Mural Tells a Thousand Collecting Stories

A striking new mural captures the grand social network of collectors whose effort and passion has helped build the Canadian Museum of Nature’s world-class collections. Continue reading

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Plants 2 Papers: The Sequel

Our botanists have found that 300 species of vascular plants in the lower Coppermine River region of Nunavut. Fourteen species were observed for the first time in Nunavut. By publishing the results of this research, our botanists promote the advancement of Arctic knowledge. Continue reading

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Pilgrim’s Progress: Sampling Diatoms in the Holy Land

A museum volunteer shares diatoms that he collected while travelling in Israel, Palestine and Egypt last autumn. Continue reading

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Co-Extinction and the Case of American Chestnut and the Greater Chestnut Weevil (Curculio caryatrypes)

A problem to take seriously. Continue reading

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“Skeletons Out of the Closet” at the Museum’s Research and Collections Facility

See what amazing things are stored and revealed in the Canadian Museum of Nature’s research and collections facility in Gatineau, Quebec. Continue reading

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Arachnophilia: Spiders of the Museum Research Campus

Two students don’t have to wait for Halloween to get to know mysterious beasts. Continue reading

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Where in the World Is Snow Grass? Part 2

Dogged searching to the ends of the Earth—Did the keen botany student find snow grass? Continue reading

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Where in the World Is Snow Grass? Part 1

A passionate botany student tells of her adventures looking for the answer. Continue reading

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How Did Those Mussels Get to the Museum’s Pond?

The surprising voyage taken by mussel larvae—which are attached to fish—to reach and colonize one of our ponds. Continue reading

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