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Defending Collections

Drew, Joshua Adam

I come from a museum background, and therefore recognize the inherent bias in this post. However I also feel that coming from that background, but now working outside of a museum, has provided me a unique perspective into the value of collections. I hadn’t planned on blogging today, but the recent cuts at The Field Museum in Chicago, my former home institution, strike me as rather personal. While a postdoc there I published an article on the value of natural history collections, which you can see here. Today I’d like to expand those themes a little.

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The Drew Lab at Columbia University: Ecology, Evolution And Conservation Of Coral Reefs
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http://labroides.org/2012/12/19/defending-collections/

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Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
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October 6, 2014