The Texas A&M Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections is curated by staff and faculty of the Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology and is one of several important natural history collections within the Texas A&M system. The collections at the BRTC are comprised of preserved specimens of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, parasites, and marine invertebrates that are available for use by the scientific community. Visit our collections pages to learn more about each division.

As a resource for the Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology at Texas A&M University,  collegiate level laboratory courses are hosted on-site including Natural History of the Vertebrates, Ichthyology, Herpetology, Ornithology and Mammalogy. In addition, we partner with courses outside the department to provide specimens that enhance the student’s learning experience.

Check out our activities from 2023 in our Annual Report here.

To give to the Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections, which generates funding support for our collections and activities benefiting our overall mission: Click here.

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