CT scanning natural history collections

To collect data on the diversity of shapes and sizes in salamanders, we use micro CT scanning. In this photo gallery we share photos of a recent visit to the CT scanning facility and explain how we create high-resolution meshes from natural history specimens.
  • A room-sized micro CT scanner with an associated work station, keyboard, controls, and dual monitors
    To collect data on skull shape from salamander specimens we use CT scanning, such as with this micro CT scanner. This allows us to collect data from a specimen non-destructively so that the specimen remains preserved for future research.
Viven Louppe
Viven Louppe

Postdoctoral fellow studying the role of life cycle strategy on morphological diversification in salamanders and newts.

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