Recent advances in DNA sequencing have unlocked a treasure trove of secrets that have been hiding in plain sight, insect collections! With the new methods for using fragmented DNA, insects collected decades ago are now time capsules for a whole new field of research.
In the world of tiny insects, taking photos becomes impossible as the depth of field blurs most of the insect. How do scientist explore the microscopic corners of the world and what technological tricks make it possible?
Systematics is the study of the diversification of living forms, both past and present, and the relationships among living things through time.
A short documentary explores the beauty and wonder of entomology during a journey alongside leading insect scientists to explore the most painful stings and fascinating science of the unseen lives that surround you.
In a 2014 Science article, lead author Rodolfo Dirzo of Stanford, combined data from several studies and found a 45 percent decline for a wide range of studied populations in the last forty years.
We made this film to bring awareness to the scary reality that insects around the world are vanishing before our very eyes. Together with the University of Arizona, we are promoting science literacy and raising awareness about the importance of insects as pollinators, natural agents of pest control, disease carriers, and decomposers.
Inspired 20,000 children to get curious about strange and beautiful insects.
Nominated for a regional emmy award.
Reached nation-wide audience in theaters and at home.
The decline is dramatic and depressing and it affects all kinds of insects, including butterflies, wild bees, and hoverflies.
Dr. Martin Sorg Yale Environment 360
Sci Art Center
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