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The Department of Environmental Systems Science houses the following collections:

Specimens and models exploring the musculo-skeletal system of different species of domestic animal
Specimens and models exploring the musculo-skeletal system of different species of domestic animal

Anatomical Domestic Animals Collection

The exhibition displays speci­mens, models and panels on the anatomy of various domestic animals.

Anatomical Domestic Animals Collection

Swiss butterflies (Lysandra coridon) collected over the past two centuries
Swiss butterflies (Lysandra coridon) collected over the past two centuries

Entomological Col­lec­tion

The collection consists of around 2 million specimens resulting from more than 170 years of collecting by numerours natural scientists.

Entomological Col­lec­tion

 The xylotheque of the Forest Pathology and Dendrology professorship (Photo: Frank Blaser/ETH-Bibliothek Zurich)
The xylotheque of the Forest Pathology and Dendrology professorship (Photo: Frank Blaser/ETH-Bibliothek Zurich)

Forestry Collection

Forest zoology exhibits showing local small mammals and bird species as well as wild animal pathology and models of cap mushrooms. The xylotheque can be visited upon request.  

Forestry Collection

Caloplaca elegantissima,  a crustose lichen growing on quartz pebbles in the Namib desert (© Reinhard Berndt)
Caloplaca elegantissima,  a crustose lichen growing on quartz pebbles in the Namib desert (Photo: Reinhard Berndt, ETH Zürich)

Plant Collections

The Mycological and Botanical Plant Collections include some 3.5 million permanent specimens from all over the world.

Plant Collections

Slate pencil sea urchin (Heterocentrotus sp.)
Slate pencil sea urchin (Heterocentrotus sp.)

Zoological Collection

The collection gives an overview of the entire animal kingdom, from single-cell organisms to vertebrates, and includes a number of specimens, skeletons and skulls.

Zoological Collection

 

 
 
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