The lab is interested in tapping in the significant knowledge of natural history collections. At the moment we are collaborating with the Lab of Animal Communication at Ewha Woman’s University to catalogue the herpetological collections of the Natural History Museum, describe noteworthy specimen (e.g. dicephalic individuals, specimen collected before the species description, or evidence of limbs malformations in old specimens), and investigate the impact of climate change.

实验室对挖掘自然历史收藏的重要知识亦很感兴趣。目前,我们正和梨花女子大学的动物交流实验室合作,对自然历史博物馆的爬虫动物收藏进行编目工作,描述记录值得注意的样本(如dicephalic individualsspecimen collected before the species description, 或limbs malformations in old specimens的证据),并调查气候变化所造成的影响。

The museum has one of the oldest natural history collections in South Korea, with some herpetology specimens dating back to 1950s. You can follow the project on Research Gate.

该博物馆拥有的一些藏品是韩国最古老的自然历史收藏之一,一些爬虫学标本可以追溯到20世纪50年代,你可以在Research Gate上关注这个项目。

We have now published a catalogue of the collection, so that anyone with an interest can consult it and science can benefit from the data! Next step: measuring all individuals!

该博物馆拥有的一些藏品是韩国最古老的自然历史收藏之一,一些爬虫学标本可以追溯到20世纪50年代,你可以在Research Gate上关注这个项目。

Shin Y., Jang Y.,  Allain S. J. R. & Borzée A. (2020). Catalogue of herpetological specimens of the Ewha Womans University Natural History Museum (EWNHM), Republic of Korea. ZooKeys. 965: 103–139. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.965.52976.

Gloydius dicephalism note figure
Example of dicephalic Gloydius saxatilis.