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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mitochondrial DNA Agriculture & Biology
Mitochondrial DNA Medicine & Life Sciences
phylogeny Agriculture & Biology
Birds Medicine & Life Sciences
subspecies Earth & Environmental Sciences
phylogeography Agriculture & Biology
phylogenetics Earth & Environmental Sciences
gene Earth & Environmental Sciences

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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

Projects 2004 2022

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

open channel

Research Output 1981 2017

2 Citations (Scopus)

Geographic distribution of Fusarium culmorum chemotypes associated with wheat crown rot in Iraq

Matny, O. N., Bates, S. T. & Song, Z., Jan 1 2017, In : Journal of Plant Protection Research. 57, 1, p. 43-49 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

crown rot
Fusarium culmorum
9 Citations (Scopus)

Determinants of Range Limits in Montane Woodland Salamanders (Genus Plethodon)

Lyons, M. P., Shepard, D. B. & Kozak, K. H., Mar 1 2016, In : Copeia. 2016, 1, p. 101-110 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

genetic drift
crossover interference
salamanders and newts
8 Citations (Scopus)

Geographic variation, null hypotheses, and subspecies limits in the California Gnatcatcher: A response to McCormack and Maley

Zink, R. M., Groth, J. G., Vázquez-Miranda, H. & Barrowclough, G. F., Jan 1 2016, In : Auk. 133, 1, p. 59-68 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

geographical variation
endangered species
nuclear genome