The Remsen "Lab"


J. V. Remsen , Jr.

John S. McIlhenny Distinguished Professor & Curator of Birds. Museum of Natural Science and Dept. Biological Sciences.
Ph.D., 1978, University of California, Berkeley.

Address: Museum of Natural Science, 119 Foster Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-3216
Phone: (225) 578-2855
Fax: (225) 578-3075

Research Interests

General information old

Diversification of the Furnariidae

Selected publications (pdfs)



"Ornithology" (BIOL 4142)

"Speciation in Birds" (BIOL 7901)

"Global Avian Diversity" (BIOL 7800)

"Museum Curatorial Methods" (BIOL 7800)


Information for Prospective Graduate Students

Current Graduate Students

Google Scholar Profile for Section of Ornithology publications


LSUMNS Collection of Birds

Collection overview

Collection database

Loans and information requests

Google Scholar Profile for Bird Collection by non-LSU-byline researchers


AOU South American Classification Committee

AOU North American Classification Committee


Louisiana Bird Resource Office

Louisiana Bird Book Project

Louisiana Winter Bird Atlas Project

Louisiana Summer Bird Atlas Project


NEOORN (Bulletin Board for the Dissemination of Information on Neotropical Birds)

AVECOL (Bulletin Board for Bird Collections and Curators)


Bird Lunch schedule (old)