Organization profile

Organization profile

The Bell Museum (Minnesota's state museum of natural history) is an interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach center. The faculty conduct cutting edge research on patterns and processes in evolutionary biology and maintain outstanding scientific collections (Amphibians and Reptiles, Birds, Fishes, Fungi, Insects, Lichenized Fungi, Mammals, Mollusks, and Vascular Plants) for use in research and teaching. Bell Museum scientists are actively engaged in both undergraduate and graduate education. The museum's public facility serves the public generally and K-12 education specifically through a combination of permanent exhibits (notably world-class habitat dioramas), traveling exhibits, and public programs (e.g., Cafe Scientifique, Field Trips). In addition, educational outreach programs bring environmental science education to schools, nature centers, and state parks around the state.

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    Danielle H Drabeck

    Person: Student, Professional-in-Training

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    Don Luce

    Person: Academic Professional

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    Holly L Menninger

    Person: Academic Administrative


    A Book on the History of the Bell Museum

    Coffin, B. A. & Weiblen, G. D.



    Project: Research project

  • Minnesota Water Stories Told in Digital Planetariums

    Brummel, S., Brauman, K. A., Desjardins, C. D., Komperud, S. A., Rock, J. W., Seigar, M., Sterner, R. W. & Sundberg, L.



    Project: Research project

  • Research Output

    Fungal functional ecology: bringing a trait-based approach to plant-associated fungi

    Zanne, A. E., Abarenkov, K., Afkhami, M. E., Aguilar-Trigueros, C. A., Bates, S., Bhatnagar, J. M., Busby, P. E., Christian, N., Cornwell, W. K., Crowther, T. W., Flores-Moreno, H., Floudas, D., Gazis, R., Hibbett, D., Kennedy, P., Lindner, D. L., Maynard, D. S., Milo, A. M., Nilsson, R. H., Powell, J. & 3 others, Schildhauer, M., Schilling, J. & Treseder, K. K., Apr 1 2020, In : Biological Reviews. 95, 2, p. 409-433 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Mating type characterization of Fusarium culmorum strains causing wheat crown rot in Iraq

    Matny, O. N., Bates, S. T., Shamsallah, S. A. & Song, Z., Jan 1 2018, In : Pakistan Journal of Phytopathology. 30, 2, p. 109-114 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Mechanisms of plastic rescue in novel environments

    Snell-Rood, E. C., Kobiela, M. E., Sikkink, K. L. & Shephard, A. M., Nov 2 2018, In : Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. 49, p. 331-354 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 12 Scopus citations