Movie: Natural science collections support climate change research

There is no question that natural science collections are vital resources for climate change researchers. However, museum collections were not collected with climate change research in mind. There are often big gaps in time series, collections from single localities are not repeated over time, the absence of species at a given location and time is not recorded, and the taxa targeted by collectors may not be useful to researchers.

Can we improve the development of collections to better support climate change research? What resources are needed to do this, and what might be the benefits and costs of this approach to collection development? This presentation by Dr Dave Britton aims to generate objective discussions about the future development of museum collections.

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Maxine Kauter
Maxine Kauter
Dave Britton
Maxine Kauter

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