Suzanne McLaren, MS

Sue McLaren 

Collection Manager
Edward O'Neil Research Center
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080
412.665.2751 (fax)

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Academic Training 

MS, 1978, Shippensburg University, Biology

Research Interests 


  • Systematics and taxonomy of Sciurus granatensis  
  • Ecology and systematics of mammals of the eastern United States
  • Collection care and preservation
  • Ethics and data sharing for computerized collections

    Selected Publications 


  • Cato, P.S., J. Golden, S. B. McLaren (eds.), 2003. MuseumWise: Workplace Words Defined. Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, Washington, D.C., 380 pp.
  • McLaren, S. B. 1993. On database accessibility. Pp. 51–54 in ASC Guidelines for Institutional Database Policies (E. C. Hathway and K. E. Hoagland, eds.). The Association of Systematics Collections, Washington, D.C.
  • McLaren, S. B., P. V. August, L. N. Carraway, P. S. Cato, W. L. Gannon, M. A. Lawrence, N. A. Slade, P. D. Sudman, R. W. Thorington, Jr., S. L. Williams, and S. M. Woodward. 1996. Documentation Standards for Automatic Data Processing in Mammalogy, Version 2. American Society of Mammalogists, Lawrence, Kansas, 62 pp.
  • McLaren, S. B., and J. K. Braun (eds.). 1993. GIS Applications in Mammalogy. Special Publication of the Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Norman, Oklahoma. 41 pp.
  • Williams, S. L., and S. B. McLaren. 1990. Modification of storage design to mitigate insect problems. Collection Forum, 6:27–32.