Director: Leonard Krishtalka, Ph.D.
Biodiversity Institute researchers study the life of the planet, including animals, plants, ecosystems and past cultures, to better understand biodiversity patterns and processes and to predict environmental phenomena, such as the status of threatened and endangered species, the spread of animal-borne diseases and pest species, and the effects of climate change on global biodiversity.
Collaborates with scientists in museums, herbaria and biodiversity centers around the world to build cyber infrastructure to mobilize and apply data from biological specimens amassed from over 400 years of species discovery and documentation.
Natural History Museum
The KU Natural History Museum studies the life of the planet for the benefit of the earth and its inhabitants.
The institute publishes the Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology and The University of Kansas Paleontological Contributions.