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Jan. 27, 2021

MSU scientists conduct largest freshwater insect census in U.S.

When it comes to census taking, people are not the only ones who count.

As the country completes its 2020 Census — the 23rd in U.S. history — researchers in Michigan State University’s College of Natural Science have completed the largest census of freshwater insects ever undertaken in the United States, the first of its kind.

The database includes 2.05 million occurrence records for 932 genera of major freshwater insect orders at more than 51,000 streams and rivers, an endeavor that tripled the number of geographic locations where freshwater insects are observed.

Read the full story on the College of Natural Science website.

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