/ Modified sep 1, 2017 12:55 p.m.

Episode 95: The UA Home of Millions of Insect Specimens

The UA insect collection is helping researchers understand more about our world.

AZSCI - Insects

LISTEN

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

Arizona Science
Catch Arizona Science each Friday during Science Friday on NPR 89.1. You can subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. See more from Arizona Science.
By posting comments, you agree to our
AZPM encourages comments, but comments that contain profanity, unrelated information, threats, libel, defamatory statements, obscenities, pornography or that violate the law are not allowed. Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed. Comments in violation of this policy will be removed. Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site.

By submitting your comments, you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution.
Arizona Public Media broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents. Arizona Public Media and AZPM are registered trademarks of the Arizona Board of Regents.
The University of Arizona