The Klicka Lab fully supports the conclusions of Rocha et al. (2014) and the merits of specimen collecting for natural history museums. The 100+ coauthors of this paper represent more than 60 research institutions on six continents. As stated by Rocha et al., “Halting collection of voucher specimens by scientists would be detrimental not only to our understanding of Earth’s diverse biota and its biological processes, but also for conservation and management efforts.”

Link to full article: [Rocha et al. 2014]