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Digitize terrestrial arthropod-specimen records with a focus on California

Calbug

Calbug is an effort to digitize terrestrial arthropod-specimen records with a focus on California. The project represents a collaboration among eight entomological collections in California to capture data from specimen labels. The Calbug Science Team will then use the collection data to assess how arthropods have responded to climate change and habitat modification. Drawing from over a century of insect collecting in the region, our goal is to develop a database of over 1 million geographically referenced specimens. More information on this project can be found at: Calbug

 

Keywords:

Topic - insects, spiders, entomology museums, specimens

Location - California

Goals - specimen digitization, biodiversity change, global change research, education

 

Collaborators:

 Calbug

 Essig Museum of Entomology Zooniverse

 

Contacts:

 Joan Ball, Graduate Student Researcher email Joan Ball

 Gordon Nishida, Project Coordinator email Gordon Nishida

 

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