Gene Hall manages the UA Insect Collection which is home to some 2 million insect specimens. About 20 thousand of those specimens are from Arizona alone. Currently, the Collection is in the process of digitizing the specimens along with all the discovery information so that researchers around the world can access the information without having to travel to Tucson. Hall explains how the collected is stored and the different types of research that takes place at the facility on almost a daily basis.
In this episode:
Gene Hall, Managing Director of the UA Insect Collection
Tim Swindle, Ph.D., Director of the UA Lunar and Planetary Lab