Biorepository: Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates

Institution Information

Index Herbariorum Record: 
No
InstitutionCode: 
CUMV
Status of Institution: 
Active
Additional Institution Names: 
(empty)
Description of Institution: 

The Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates (CUMV) is an internationally recognized institution dedicated to the study of vertebrates (fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals). It is an one of several natural history collections affiliated with Cornell University. The CUMV collections contain over 1.5 million specimens and serve as the primary repositories for vertebrates collected by past and present Cornellians doing research around the world. As a university based museum, it also serves as an important resource for undergraduate and graduate education. The CUMV is administered through the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. As a research institution, our specimens, tissue samples and related specimen data are available to qualified members of the scientific community affiliated with academic and research institutions. We especially encourage the use of the collections in student research, whether as thesis work, independent study, or class projects. Although there are no public exhibits at the museum, museum staff try to provide assistance to members of the Cornell Community whenever possible and do offer tours for classes and other interested groups.

Institutional Discipline: 
Institutional Governance: 
Public, Other
Institution Type: 
University or college
Cool URI: 
http://grbio.org/cool/i64g-wjcr
CITES Permit Number: 
11US744679/9

Institutional Mailing Address

Mailing Address 1: 
Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates
Mailing Address 2: 
159 Sapsucker Woods Road
City/Town: 
Ithaca
State/Province: 
New York
Postal/Zip Code: 
14850-1923
Country: 
USA

Collections

Project Collections

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Institutional Contact Information

Primary Contact: 

John P. Friel

Staff Member Information

Job Title: 
Director
Area of Responsibility: 
Museum Adminstration
Birth Year: 
1964
Research Discipline: 
Biological Sciences: Evolutionary Biology, Biological Sciences: Zoology
Research Specialty: 
African freshwater fishes

Staff Member Affiliations

Name of Primary Institution: 

Staff Member's Contact Information

Phone Number: 
205-348-2136
Fax Number: 
205-348-9292
Address 1: 
119 Smith Hall
Address 2: 
Box Number 870340
City/Town: 
Tuscaloosa
State/Province: 
AL - Alabama
Postal/Zip Code: 
35487-0340
Country: 
USA
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