Michael Gloriani, a senior undergraduate Biology student at the University of San Diego, visited the Vertebrate Zoology collection to measure some of our chameleon specimens for his research. He is studying Jackson’s chameleons (Trioceros jacksonii), which are not native to Hawaii and were intentionally introduced to Kaneohe in 1972. Many thanks to Michael for agreeing to answer some questions so that we could learn more about his project! Can you briefly describe the project you’re working on to earn your degree? I am studying the sexual dimorphism of tongue projection in chameleons. This is my senior thesis project [...]
Carmen Antaky, a graduate student at UH Manoa, visited the collection to take samples for her genetic research on the endangered Hawaiian band-rumped storm petrel.
Danielle Wasserman, a PhD student from the City University of New York (CUNY), spent just over a week in Bishop Museum’s Vertebrate Zoology collection examining our Hawaiian honeycreeper specimens.
A look at some of the amazing animals found by the expedition team!
Haruo Uchiyama, a master wood carver from Japan, is bringing Honeycreepers to Bishop Museum!
An update on Dr. Allison’s expedition to the Baining Mountains of New Britain, PNG.