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The ASU Natural History Collections are comprised of nine different collections that support the university's teaching, research and public outreach functions. They are supported by the School of Life Sciences.

Our collections emphasize flora and fauna from the arid southwest of North America, especially Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. Collectively, our holdings rank among the largest collections of Sonoran desert biota in the world.

The collections are organized in four units:


For more information about the ASU Natural History Collections, contact Nico Franz, associate professor with the ASU School of Life Sciences and Curator of the Hasbrouck Insect Collection.

ASU Natural History Collections

734 W. Alameda Drive, Tempe AZ 85282

ASU Natural History Collections