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Mackenzie Caple

Project Coordinator
Mackenzie Caple
Academic Background: 

Univeristy of Michigan B.S. (Plant Biology/Chinese Studies)

About: 

I am coordinating a project through NSF's CSBR (Collections in Support of Biological Research) initiative that will consolidate specimens from some of the University of Michigan's most historically important collections.

Paul Berry

Primary Investigator
Paul Berry
Field of Study: 
Plant systematics, phytogeography, and floristics
Academic Background: 

B.S. Biology from Haverford College
M.A. and Ph.D. in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis

About: 

My research interests are in plant systematics, including floristics, molecular phylogenetics, phytogeography, and bioinformatics.

Diarmaid Ó Foighil

Primary Investigator
Diarmaid O Foighil
Field of Study: 
Invertebrate evolution and systematics, malacology
Academic Background: 

B.Sc. (hons) in zoology from NUI Galway (Ireland) in 1981

Ph.D. in biology from the University of Victoria (Canada) in 1987

About: 

Diarmaid Ó Foighil obtained a B.Sc. (hons) in zoology from NUI Galway (Ireland) in 1981 and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Victoria (Canada) in 1987.

Daniel Fisher

Primary Investigator
Daniel Fisher
Field of Study: 
Paleobiology, Taphonomy, Phylogenetic Inference
Academic Background: 

Ph.D. Geology, Harvard, 1975

About: 

Professor Fisher's current research focuses on the paleobiology and extinction of mastodons and mammoths, elucidated by studies of growth increments and compositional (isotopic and elemental) time series sampled from their tusks and cheek teeth.

Taehwan Lee

Collection Manager (Mollusks)
Taehwan Lee
Field of Study: 
Molecular systematics and evolution of invertebrates with special emphasis on mollusks
Academic Background: 

Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. M. Sc. Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea. B. Sc. Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea

About: 

[bio from UMMZ]

Mark O'Brien

Collection Manager (Insects)
Mark O'Brien
Field of Study: 
Dragonflies of Michigan; Solitary bees and wasps; Great Lakes Region insect fauna
Academic Background: 

I received my M.S. in Entomology from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in 1981. I have served as editor of the Great Lakes Entomologist and on the board of the Michigan Entomological Society. I have coordinated the Michigan Odonata Survey since 1997.

Richard Rabeler

Collection Manager (Vascular Plants)
Richard Rabeler
Academic Background: 

Michigan State University,
Ph.D. Michigan State University,
M.S. Hartwick College, B.A.

About: 

I specialize in the Caryophyllaceae. One of my major interests involves documenting occurrences of introduced members of this family, especially in the Great Lakes region and the southeastern United States.