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Posted by kmyule on January 28, 2021 - 5:08pm in Miscellaneous

A unique, funded, and hands-on opportunity for students underrepresented in biodiversity science to participate in natural history collections research

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Posted by nfranz on January 14, 2019 - 1:02pm in NEON Biorepository

Dear Research Community:

In August 2018, Arizona State University's (ASU) Biocollections and Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center were selected by the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) leadership to be the NEON Biorepository, potentially for the full 30-year duration of the project as presently designed.

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Posted by mjohns22 on December 29, 2016 - 9:29am in Graduate Students

This morning, I had a new paper published on the beautiful darkling beetles in the genus Eleodes Eschscholtz.  In it I described a new species I discovered from doing field work in Nevada during the summer of 2015.  When I tell them about my research, that I discover and describe new species of beetles, I am moreo ften than not greeted with surprise and the qustion "I thought we knew all the species on the planet, how do you find new ones?" This blog post is my attempt to explain the process by telling the story of Eleodes inornatus Johnston, 2016.


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Posted by mabasham on August 25, 2016 - 5:47pm in Learning Events

Posted by wfertig on July 13, 2016 - 4:33pm in Collections

Are Herbaria Still Relevant in the 21st Century?


By Walter Fertig, Arizona State University herbarium

Originally published in Sego Lily 2016 Vol 39(1):6-8.


     The oldest herbaria date to the Middle Ages when European physicians first learned that dried and pressed plants could retain their color and appearance for decades if properly preserved.  Initially specimens were bound in books to provide doctors with a handy reference for identifying the sources of herbal medicines.  Over time it became more convenient to keep specimens on loose sheets that could... Read More

Posted by nfranz on April 25, 2016 - 3:17pm in Courses

We are announcing a new course, offered during Session B of the 2016 Summer:

Species, Traits, and Trees - A Hands-On Introduction to Phylogenetic Systematics.

Click on the flyer (image) below for additional information. Enrollment is possible now.

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Posted by mwilsons on April 25, 2016 - 12:06pm in Informatics
We have two workshops sponsored by BioKIC coming up. Please register if you plan on attending so we can plan accordingly for food and for future workshops. 
Deadline for registration is midnight Wednesday May 4th
Wednesday May 11
ASU Natural History Collections
734 W. Alameda Drive, Tempe AZ 85282
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Posted by nfranz on February 15, 2016 - 8:26pm in Graduate Students

2015 - present: M.Sc. Student in Biology, School of Life Sciences, ASU

2014 - B.Sc. in Biology & Ecology (with concentration in Marine Biology), Louisiana State... Read More

Posted by nfranz on February 14, 2016 - 9:27am in Collections

The Hasbrouck Insect Collection is named in honor of Dr. Frank F. Hasbrouck, an expert on the "burrowing webworm moth" family Acrolophidae (Lepidotera) who was recruited to Arizona State University in 1962. Hasbrouck presided over the collection for nearly 25 years. Under his energetic and meticulous curatorship, the collection grew from approximately 50,000 specimens - which had been accumulated gradually since the 1910s and mainly in service of teaching endeavors - to about 650,000 specimens... Read More