The Center for Systematic Biology and Evolution
The Academy’s Center for Systematic Biology and Evolution houses one of the world’s top natural history collections, with over 17 million specimens of plants and animals from around the world. These collections represent a veritable library of life on earth and are of international significance. Scientists in the Center conduct research into biodiversity, ecology, evolution, molecular systematics, and paleontology. Curators actively add to the collections each year and loan out thousands of specimens to assist scientists in their world around the world.