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SUAREZ, A. V., & TSUTSUI, N. D. (2009, January 19). The Value of Museum Collections for Research and Society [research-article]. Retrieved September 5, 2009, from http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1641/0006-3568%282004%29054%5B0066%3ATVOMCF%5D2.0.CO%3B2#h11 Cite
Arino, A. (2010, October 11). APPROACHES TO ESTIMATING THE UNIVERSE OF NATURAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS DATA [Text.Serial.Journal]. Retrieved August 17, 2011, from https://journals.ku.edu/index.php/jbi/article/viewArticle/3991 Cite
Baird, R. C. (2010). Leveraging the fullest potential of scientific collections through digitisation. Biodiversity Informatics, 7(2). https://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.17161/bi.v7i2.3987 Cite
Baker, B. (2011). New Push to Bring US Biological Collections to the World’s Online Community. BioScience, 61, 657–662. https://doi.org/10.1525/bio.2011.61.9.4 Cite
Bi, K., Linderoth, T., Vanderpool, D., Good, J. M., Nielsen, R., & Moritz, C. (2013). Unlocking the vault: next-generation museum population genomics. Molecular Ecology, 22(24), 6018–6032. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.12516 Cite
Boakes, E. H., McGowan, P. J. K., Fuller, R. A., Chang-qing, D., Clark, N. E., O’Connor, K., & Mace, G. M. (2010). Distorted Views of Biodiversity: Spatial and Temporal Bias in Species Occurrence Data. PLOS Biol, 8(6), e1000385. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1000385 Cite
Cook, J. A., Edwards, S. V., Lacey, E. A., Guralnick, R. P., Soltis, P. S., Soltis, D. E., … Ickert-Bond, S. (2014). Natural History Collections as Emerging Resources for Innovative Education. BioScience, 64(8), 725–734. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biu096 Cite
D’Elia, J., Haig, S. M., Mullins, T. D., & Miller, M. P. (2016). Ancient DNA reveals substantial genetic diversity in the California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) prior to a population bottleneck. The Condor, 118(4), 703–714. https://doi.org/10.1650/CONDOR-16-35.1 Cite
Drew, J. (2011). The Role of Natural History Institutions and Bioinformatics in Conservation Biology. Conservation Biology, 25(6), 1250–1252. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01725.x Cite
Feeley, K. J., & Silman, M. R. (2011). Keep collecting: accurate species distribution modelling requires more collections than previously thought. Diversity and Distributions, 17(6). https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00813.x Cite
Fontaine, B., Perrard, A., & Bouchet, P. (2012). 21 years of shelf life between discovery and description of new species. Current Biology, 22(22), R943–R944. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.10.029 Cite
Graham, C. H., Ferrier, S., Huettman, F., Moritz, C., & Peterson, A. T. (2004). New developments in museum-based informatics and applications in biodiversity analysis. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 19(9), 497–503. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2004.07.006 Cite
Grinnell, J. (1912). An Afternoon’s Field Notes. The Condor, 14(3), 104–107. https://doi.org/10.2307/1362226 Cite
Grinnell, J. (1910, December). The Methods and Uses of a Research Museum. The Popular Science Monthly, 77, 163–169. Retrieved from http://ia800204.us.archive.org/18/items/popularsciencemo77newy/popularsciencemo77newy.pdf Cite
Grinnell, J., & Storer, T. I. (1916). Animal Life as an Asset of National Parks. Science, 44(1133), 375–380. Retrieved from https://www.jstor.org/stable/1643783 Cite
Guralnick, R. P., & Lane, M. (2007). Towards a collaborative, global infrastructure for biodiversity assessment. Ecology Letters, 10(8), 663–672. Cite
Hekkala, E., Shirley, M. H., Amato, G., Austin, J. D., Charter, S., Thorbjarnarson, J., … Blum, M. J. (2011). An ancient icon reveals new mysteries: mummy DNA resurrects a cryptic species within the Nile crocodile. Molecular Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05245.x Cite
Hiller, A. E., Cicero, C., Albe, M. J., Barclay, T. L. W., Spencer, C. L., Koo, M. S., … Lacey, E. A. (2017). Mutualism in museums: A model for engaging undergraduates in biodiversity science. PLOS Biology, 15(11), e2003318. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2003318 Cite
Holmes, M. W., Hammond, T. T., Wogan, G. O. U., Walsh, R. E., LaBarbera, K., Wommack, E. A., … Nachman, M. W. (2016). Natural history collections as windows on evolutionary processes. Molecular Ecology, 25(4), 864–881. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.13529 Cite
Ilerbaig, J. (2010). Specimens as Records: Scientific Practice and Recordkeeping in Natural History Research. American Archivist, 73(2), 463–482. Retrieved from http://archivists.metapress.com/content/607470V482172220 Cite
Johnson, K. G., Brooks, S. J., Fenberg, P. B., Glover, A. G., James, K. E., Lister, A. M., … Stewart, J. R. (2011). Climate Change and Biosphere Response: Unlocking the Collections Vault. BioScience, 61(2), 147–153. https://doi.org/10.1525/bio.2011.61.2.10 Cite
Kemp, C. (2015). Museums: The endangered dead. Nature, 518(7539), 292–294. https://doi.org/10.1038/518292a Cite
WINKER, K. (2009, January 20). Natural History Museums in a Postbiodiversity Era [research-article]. Retrieved September 5, 2009, from http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1641/0006-3568%282004%29054%5B0455%3ANHMIAP%5D2.0.CO%3B2 Cite
KRISHTALKA, L., & HUMPHREY, P. S. (2000). Can Natural History Museums Capture the Future? BioScience, 50(7), 611–617. https://doi.org/10.1641/0006-3568(2000)050[0611:CNHMCT]2.0.CO;2 Cite
La Salle, J., Williams, K., & Moritz, C. (2016). Biodiversity analysis in the digital era. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0337 Cite
Lips, K. R. (2011). Museum collections: Mining the past to manage the future. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(23), 9323–9324. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1107246108 Cite
Mason, B. (2011). Beautiful Data: The Art of Science Field Notes. Retrieved January 26, 2012, from http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/07/science-field-notes-gallery/?pid=1622&viewall=true Cite
Nachman, M. W. (2013). Genomics and museum specimens. Molecular Ecology, 22(24), 5966–5968. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.12563 Cite
Pearson, D. L., Hamilton, A. L., & Erwin, T. L. (2011). Recovery Plan for the Endangered Taxonomy Profession. BioScience, 61(1), 58–63. https://doi.org/10.1525/bio.2011.61.1.11 Cite
Pettitt, C. (1997). The cultural impact of natural science collections. Retrieved June 9, 2011, from http://fenscore.natsca.org/uses/cwpvalnpaper.php Cite
Rogers, N. (2016). Museum drawers go digital. Science, 352(6287), 762–765. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.352.6287.762 Cite
Runte, A. (2016, September 18). “Animal Life As An Asset Of National Parks,” A Path-Breaking Essay. Retrieved November 16, 2018, from https://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2016/09/animal-life-asset-national-parks-path-breaking-essay Cite
Schmitt, C. J., Cook, J. A., Zamudio, K. R., & Edwards, S. V. (2019). Museum specimens of terrestrial vertebrates are sensitive indicators of environmental change in the Anthropocene. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 374(1763), 20170387. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2017.0387 Cite
Scoble, M. (2010, October 11). Rationale and Value of Natural History Collections Digitisation [Text.Serial.Journal]. Retrieved August 17, 2011, from https://journals.ku.edu/index.php/jbi/article/viewArticle/3994 Cite
Smith, A. B., Santos, M. J., Koo, M. S., Rowe, K. M. C., Rowe, K. C., Patton, J. L., … Moritz, C. (2013). Evaluation of species distribution models by resampling of sites surveyed a century ago by Joseph Grinnell. Ecography, no–no. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0587.2013.00107.x Cite
Thomer, A., Vaidya, G., Guralnick, R., Bloom, D., & Russell, L. (2012). From documents to datasets: A MediaWiki-based method of annotating and extracting species observations in century-old field notebooks. ZooKeys, 209(0), 235–253. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.209.3247 Cite
Collections in the News: In the News: Preserving Collections and their Museums. (2014). Retrieved June 8, 2016, from http://blog.scicoll.org/2014/11/follow-friday_28.html Cite