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Articles for author Frank Krell: 34

  • Preamble: Zoology’s Supreme Court for Names

    The system of binominal nomenclature for animals (living and extinct) is among the most succinct of communication systems that has been devised. With just two names (e.g., Aphodius coloradensis), a unique qualifier for each and every organism that share…
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  • Today was the official opening of a new exhibition in the Special Collections room of University of Colorado's Norlin Library: A New Objectivity: Ernst Jünger and Albert Renger-Patzsch. Ernst Jünger (1895-1998) was a famous German writer, philosopher, and beetle collector. A shot in the head in Worl…
  • During fieldwork, for our research, for exhibits or our databasing efforts, we produce loads of photos of the animals we study and the places where we study the animals. Our photographer and SCAN assistant Chris Grinter has established a Flickr page with a growing number photos of the prettiest, ugl…
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  • Youngest Volunteer

    Posted 08/08/2013 by Frank Krell | Comments
    Today was registration at Foothills Elementary in Lakewood. Also today was Becky Krell's first day as a DMNS volunteer. Having seen her sister Vicky volunteering for a year, she couldn't wait to join her. Today was her great day. She got her volunteer badge and is now official. Vicky is already expe…
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  • On 1 November, Chris Grinter started as the Databasing Assistant in the NSF funded SCAN project (Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network), a consortium of ten Museums and Collections of the American Southwest. He worked his first months for Paula Cushing in the arachnology collection cleaning up…
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  • Frank Krell joined this year’s ScarabNet meeting on 1 and 2 February at the London Zoo. ScarabNet is a NSF-funded Research Coordination Network that has brought together over 80 researchers working on dung beetles (Scarabaeinae). ScarabNet has stimulated international collaborations, produced review…
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  • On 18 October Jeff Stephenson and Frank Krell drove from Denver to Helena, Montana, to collect a major donation (only to find out in the middle of nowhere, Wyoming, that the gas gauge of the Museum vehicle didn't work). In Helena resides Dr. Bea Vogel, DMNS Research Associate and first preside…
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  • 2012 has brought two pivotal decisions for the publication of newly discovered species. Before, everything relevant to scientific names (nomenclature) had to be published on hard copy. From this year, species discoveries can be published in online journals. Electronic works containing new anima…
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  • Great success for the DMNS Entomology Program! We received over $ 360.000 from NSF to support "Uncrowding, Rehousing, and Digitization of the Insect Collection at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science" (DBI-1203367). This grant will provide for a curatorial assistant for three years (David Bettm…
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  • The Southwest Collections or Arthropods Network (SCAN) is a collaborative project to make arthropod collections from ten Southwestern institutions accessible online. It is led by Neil Cobb from Northern Arizona University and involves Frank Krell, Paula Cushing, and Jeff Stephenson from DMNS. The fu…
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