Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystems
Strategic pillar: Research and collections are the core of the museum. Carnegie museum scientists generate knowledge about the natural world through scientific expeditions and studies of our exceptional collection of more than 22 million specimens. Curatorial departments work collaboratively within the Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystems, with other Carnegie Centers, and with external partners to share knowledge and capitalize on research synergies.
Curators & Staff
While the work of the Centers is interdepartmental, these are the curators whose research is primarily based in biodiversity and ecosystems.
Jim Fetzner, Crustacea
Cynthia Morton, Botany
Jose Padial, Herpetology
Tim Pearce, Mollusks
John Rawlins, Invertebrate Zoology
John Wenzel, Director of Powdermill Nature Reserve
Chen Young, Invertebrate Zoology