Earth .com: Museum collections reflect species abundance in the wild

Earth .com: Museum collections reflect species abundance in the wild. “New research published in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution compared museum collection specimens to abundance in the wild. The research was the collaboration of 19 scientists from the United States and Europe. The researchers analyzed 1.4 million field observations and 73,000 museum records, comprising more than 22,000 species. Surprisingly, the study showed that museum collections, despite almost never being standardized, are a good measure of species abundance in the wild.”

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