Tag: specimens

September 21, 2021

For many taxa, museum specimens can help fill in research holes

In 2019, researchers had been looking at the abundance of native and non-native ant species in Florida. Examining a museum dataset spanning 60 years of collections, they found that non-native...

August 22, 2017

Collecting specimens could harm imperiled bats

Biologists around the world often go to the field and gather voucher specimens — organisms killed to serve as reference for future research. They’re crucial to scientists describing new species,...