Data and Research

UCSC undergraduates (from L to R) Daniel Simoni, Marican Caculba, and Jade MacMilan, working to digitize the Randy Morgan Collections.

Morgan's collections have spurred great research achievements and will continue to spur more. At the Norris Center, we support both graduate and undergraduate research projects that incorporate Morgan's collections. We encourage members from the broader community to use Morgan's collections to answer specific local plant and insect questions. In addition, through our efforts to identify and digitize Morgan's specimen records, we're making Morgan's collections data accessible to anyone in the world with a web connection.

The curation of Randy's data, and the creation of this website, were funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum Sciences from 2017-2019. You can read the final report from this grant here. 

Explore past and current research projects using Morgan's collections

Explore Morgan's plant and insect data

Get involved with current Morgan Initiative projects