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The Insects of Capitol Reef: A Collaborative Approach to Creating a Field Guide

Year: 2023

Presenter Name: Kelsey Stone

Capitol Reef national park possesses a wealth of arthropod diversity (NPS, 2020), but there is a significant lack of research and literature detailing the insects that make up part of the area's complex biodiversity (NPS, 2021). In previous years, the Ogden lab has partnered with Capitol Reef to collect insects in the Colorado Plateau area. After years of collecting specimens, the final collection has been processed, examined, and amalgamated into a field guide with the intention of creating a resource for specialists and the casual observer alike, thus filling a gap in current literature available.
University / Institution: Utah Valley University
Type: Poster
Format: In Person
Presentation #C20
SESSION C (1:45-3:15PM)
Area of Research: Science & Technology
Faculty Mentor: T. Heath Ogden