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Cornell Lab of Ornithology



Digitize terrestrial arthropod-specimen records with a focus on California


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



Topic - insects, spiders, entomology museums, specimens

Location - California

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




 Essig Museum of Entomology Zooniverse



 Joan Ball, Graduate Student Researcher email Joan Ball

 Gordon Nishida, Project Coordinator email Gordon Nishida


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