Zolnerowich and Team to Create Insect Museum

Greg Zolnerowich, associate professor of entomology and curator for the K-State Museum of Entomological and Prairie Arthropod Research, is part of a collaborative team that has received a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create an online museum of more than 50 million insects. This project will create InvertNet, an online museum comprising insect and related arthropod specimens housed at 22 Midwestern institutions, focusing on the research theme of land use changes on the bigota of the Great Lakes and upper Mississippi River drainage basins. These collections document 160 years of environmental change and are an invaluable and irreplace resource, but currently inaccessible to scientists and the public. Read the full article.