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Posted by kmyule on July 19, 2021 - 10:25am in Undergraduate Students

This is a guest post by 2021 JEDI Biocollections Summer Scholars Program alum, Savage Cree Hess.

Behind most modern science, there's at least a touch of coding.

For bioinformatics week, we the JEDI Scholars plunged into the fundamentals of programming, poked around with databases, and crafted a personal bio (come check them out ... Read More

Posted by kmyule on July 14, 2021 - 4:07pm in Undergraduate Students

The original aim of the ASU Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Biocollections Scholars Program was to foster human-nature connections and provide hands-on biocollections experience for undergraduates from groups historically excluded from STEM fields. By these measures, the first year of the program was an immense success.


The 2021 scholar cohort


Four students from across different majors and undergraduate career stages at ASU comprised our first cohort of JEDI Biocollections Scholars. While they all entered the program with a... Read More

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.

Latest NEON release on the Biorepository... Read More

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 - commonly known as the 'Desert Stink Beetles'.  In this paper I described a new species I discovered from doing field work in Nevada during the summer of 2015.  When I tell people about my research, that I discover and describe new species of beetles, I am more often than not greeted with surprise and the question "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... Read More

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
****Registration is limited... Read More