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Nico Franz is an expert in biodiversity, systematics, evolution and insects.

He is a professor and biocollections director at the School of Life Sciences.

Professor Franz's research focuses on insect systematics, evolution, and historical biogeography, with an emphasis on weevils, a diverse lineage of plant feeding beetles.

At ASU, he is the Curator of the Hasbrouck Insect Collection,and the director of the Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center and Biocollections.

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There’s a universe that’s larger than mammals and yet there are very few specialists. It’s this huge portion of the tree of life that’s largely unknown.

— Nico Franz, ASU News