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Auburn University's Curtis Hansen explore lichens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens on February 6. It's been estimated by lichenologists that as much as 8 percent of the Earth's land is covered by lichens.

Auburn University's Curtis Hansen explore lichens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens on February 6

It's a significant portion of the planet's surface covered by a plant that most people know very little about. Since arriving at Auburn University 17 years ago, Curtis Hansen has become Alabama's resident expert on lichens by default. No one in the state had really focused a lot of their energy on the plants, so the Collections Manager at Freeman Herbarium decided to step in. On Saturday, Feb. 6, from 8:30-12:30 p.m., Hansen will share his unique expertise during "Our Native Lichens: Curious Life Partners" at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The class, part of the Certificate in Native Plant Studies series, will include an introduction to these symbiotic organisms, their forms, functions, uses and the surprising roles they play in our world. Q: Lichens grow in unattractive places - like algae and cyanobacteria - but can they still be aesthetically pleasing plants? A: Sure, I think so. The Natural History Institute, integrating art, science and humanities in Prescott, AZ.

ANHC Herbarium Specimens Exhibited at State Capitol. The ANHC is honored to have an exhibit, Flora of Arkansas, in the Governor's Reception Area inside the Arkansas State Capitol.

ANHC Herbarium Specimens Exhibited at State Capitol

The exhibit consists of 10 Arkansas plant specimens, and will be on display through mid-June, concurrent with the spring season. The project was initiated by Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) Director Stacy Hurst in August 2017. Berkeley: Archives. Andrew Doran Administrative Curator, Herbaria, Libraries & Archives I’ve been captivated by plants since my first gardening plot at Heatherdown School in the late 70’s.

Berkeley: Archives

I later was assigned gardening tasks as ‘punishment’ at Charterhouse school in the 80’s. Over the years I have moved from living to preserved collections but still keep one foot in each field. I have worked in commercial horticulture, historic gardens and the nursery/landscape business for over 15 years and moved into collections administration and management 14 years ago after pursuing a botany focused direction at University. Berkeley: Beatrix Farrand at Mt. Desert Island. BAR HARBOR — The Beatrix Farrand Society’s herbarium exhibition can be viewed at Garland Farm, 475 Bay View Drive, on Thursdays through Sept. 28, from 1-5 p.m.

Berkeley: Beatrix Farrand at Mt. Desert Island

It also can be seen on days of Garland Farm programs. The herbarium exhibition celebrates the plants of three Mount Desert Island gardens: Reef Point Gardens, Beatrix Farrand’s family home, dismantled in 1955; Asticou Azalea Garden, established in the late 1950s; and Garland Farm, Farrand’s last home, from 1955-1959. All of the plants displayed in the exhibition were planted at Reef Point under Farrand’s direction. Her herbarium of 900-plus vouchers, created in 1949-1954, confirms that these plants actually were planted there. When Reef Point was dismantled in 1955, the herbarium was sent to the University of California, Berkeley, where it is now part of the university and Jepson Herbaria. What the University of California's Herbaria Are Teaching Us About Climate Change.


What the University of California's Herbaria Are Teaching Us About Climate Change

—It is (there is no better way to put this) a dead-plant library. Not a library of books about dead plants—though there are books here, and photos and oil paintings—but of plants themselves. They lie in wait on big, stiff sheets of yellowed paper, wrapped gingerly in envelopes and stacked on top of each other, before being inserted into dozens and dozens of cabinets. This is the fifth-largest dead-plant archive in the country, and you can turn a corner and see yards and yards of these cabinets. It is a menagerie of dead plants. University and Jepson Herbaria. The following page highlights some of the more prolific collectors whose specimens are housed in GOD.

University and Jepson Herbaria

Once entered into the database basic information acquired from different sources will be made available. Dr. Alexander Richard Chandler Alexander 1809-1902 Dr. Balfour John Hutton Balfour 1808-1884 Baxter J. B. Cal Poly Leads Effort to Digitize State's Botanical History - College of Science and Mathematics - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. California Academy of Sciences. The Botany Department was founded as part of the California Academy of Natural Sciences in 1853.

California Academy of Sciences

The early herbarium (now CAS) included specimens collected by Dr. Albert Kellogg, a medical practitioner and one of the founders of the Academy. California Academy of Sciences. The herbarium of the California Academy of Sciences (CAS) is the largest collection of vascular plants in the western U.S.

California Academy of Sciences

It is the sixth largest collection in the United States. Together with the Herbarium of the University of California at Berkeley (UC) the San Francisco Bay area is regarded as a National Resource Center for systematic botany. These two major collections have an informal agreement to avoid duplication, thus providing botanists with a rich and varied resource for research. Herbaria Ode and Obituary: Cal Academy of Sciences. Visiting the herbarium at California Academy of Sciences was magical.

Herbaria Ode and Obituary: Cal Academy of Sciences

I always arrived before the museum opened, entered a staff door, and immediately walked into the huge silent halls of dimly-lit natural history museum exhibits - skeletons and stuffed animals arranged in different biomes. I had to pass through the museum en route to the elevator to the upper floors holding the herbarium collection. Low lighting and masses of dead critters (26 million!) , some in recreated habitats, made an eerie horror movie setting. I also felt privileged to share my life with all the scientists who had collected, curated, displayed and studied these exact organisms for 150 years, especially with the women who actually were sought for scientific (non-clerical) positions in the museum from its beginning in the late 1800's.

Chico State. Chico >> Imagine a library with thousands of books lining the shelves.

Chico State

Then imagine that instead of books, dried and mounted plant specimens fill those shelves. Herbarium. Overview The combined Herbarium of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and Pomona College (RSA-POM) is a museum-quality collection of vascular plant specimens. With current holdings totaling over 1,200,000 specimens, the Herbarium is the tenth largest in the United States and third largest in California. The Herbarium is recognized throughout the world for its strength in documenting the diversity, distribution, variation, and ecology of more than 6500 species of flowering plants, conifers, and ferns in California, which constitutes nearly 50% of the total collection. The holdings from Southern California exceed 250,000 and are unsurpassed by any other herbarium. El Vaquero : Aleksi Baznekian: Alumni Designs and Curates the Joseph Keefe Herbarium. Aleksi Baznekian: Alumni Designs and Curates the Joseph Keefe Herbarium Jane Pojawa, Production ManagerNovember 6, 2013Filed under Features Aleksi Baznekian has an incredible eye for detail.

As a botanist this is an asset, but as GCC’s Herbarium Curator it is a necessity. In the world of categorizing angiosperms (flowering plants), noticing tiny details in bracts and seed pods can make all the difference in accurate plant classification. That ability can mean the difference between medicinal and poisonous, weed and food, and lead to the identification of undiscovered species. Karuk Tribal Herbaria, CA. Grand Opening on August 11, 2016. Photo Courtesy of Karuk Tribe. Native plant collections are among first managed by an indigenous people Published August 13, 2016 ORLEANS, CALIFORNIA — The Karuk Tribe Department of Natural Resources celebrated its Grand Opening of the new Karuk Tribal Herbaria on August 11, 2016 from 4 – 6 pm.

“The Karuk Tribal Herbaria provide a good representative sample of culturally significant food, fiber and medicinal resources collected from our Karuk homelands. These collections of preserved and mounted native plant specimens currently include over 100 culturally and regionally significant plants, photographs and related data. A visit to the herbarium at UC Davis. In natural history museums around the world are collections of dead plants that are curated by scientists called plant taxonomists. These collections are known as herbaria (in the plural) – a single collection is called an herbarium. If you go to see a bug museum, you say you are going to an entomology museum. If you go see the collection of dead plants, you say you are going to the HERBARIUM! This is generally confusing, because the name makes people think that it is a collection of living herbs – like oregano. But no, it is dead and flattened plants. A flattened plant is an excellent representation of its living three-dimensional counterpart, and once glued onto sturdy archival paper, it becomes a herbarium specimen that can last for centuries (the oldest specimens are about 500 years old).

What’s that plant? UC Riverside’s Herbarium has the answer – California Process Service (626)230-3137. UC Riverside’s Herbarium is nothing like its celebrated neighbor, the Botanic Gardens. Whereas the latter venue is a wonderland of thriving flowers, fruit trees, cacti and other species, the Herbarium is essentially a vast library of plant carcasses, all carefully classified and stored in steel cabinets within a nondescript warehouse on the campus’s south side. “It’s not like it’s Disneyland,” head curator Andrew Sanders is prone to point out. “It’s not set up to be showy.” Yet when something starts growing in the backyard that’s never grown there before, this is the place to go. The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's Clifton Smith Herbarium had a great time participating in our first #WeDigBio event! We barcoded ca. 800 specimens, which is the first step in our imaging queue. Looking forward to more tomorrow!

Connections » Herbarium COLO a library of botanical DNA. Division of CU Natural History Museum open to scholars and the curious alike. Plant collection is an overlooked ‘treasure trove’ Some people collect stamps, some collect coins, and some collect plants, which they dry, press and mount onto sheets of acid-free paper, each measuring 18 by 24 inches. VICTORIA SPONGE AND SUNSETS — wapiti3: The George Safford Torrey Herbarium...

Yale: Hepatics and mosses from the herbarium of the Countess of... Featured Collection: FSU’s Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium. As you may have noticed, many of the herbarium images currently featured in Notes from Nature come from FSU’s Robert K. Preparation of Plant Specimens for Deposit as Herbarium Vouchers. A voucher herbarium specimen is a pressed plant sample deposited for future reference. It supports research work and may be examined to verify the identity of the specific plant used in a study. A voucher specimen must be deposited in a recognized herbarium committed to long-term maintenance. University of Florida Herbarium (FLAS) Herbarium Management Course Syllabus. Peter Rolfs Collection, FL.

Archbold’s Leonard J. Brass Herbarium, Florida. Opening the door to one of several imposing, hunter green cabinets, Stephanie Koontz carefully pulls out some large folders labeled with plant names. She sets them on the table and gently opens one up. “A herbarium is more than just sheets of pressed and dried plants” says Koontz, a Research Assistant in the Plant Ecology Program at Archbold Biological Station. “It is a record documenting changes in individual plants and plant communities over time.” Herbariums are collections of preserved plant specimens that are organized by plant species name. The large sheet of special archive paper has a dried and flattened plant glued to it. A specimen of the rare Lake Placid Scrub Balm collected by Leonard J. Housed at Archbold, the Leonard J.

Herbarium records have many other uses. The Plant Ecology Program successfully photographed more than 4,000 specimens for digitization. Archbold Botanical Station, FL. Georgia Southern Herbarium. Spotlight Edition, Vol. 2. Emory Herbarium. UNG professor and students creating herbarium. Nighthawks Open Institutional Repository - Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC): #36 - UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA HERBARIUM PROJECT. Faculty Mentor Dr. Bryophyte Phylogeny Poster (BPP) National Tropical Botanical Garden. Library. Illinois State Museum on Instagram: “The Illinois State Museum #Herbarium houses over 114,000 plant specimens, which include approximately 90% of about 3200 species of vascular #plants in the state of #Illinois. These #collections well represent distribut. Eastern Illinois University.

Eastern Illinois University Research. Illinois State Museum on Instagram: “The Museum's herbarium houses over 114,000 plant specimens, including this Compass Plant collected in 1941. One of the uses for this collection is to study changes in the Illinois landscape over time. #museumsmatter #p. "Big things have small beginnings: Curating a large natural history col" by Stacey Knight-Davis, et al. Vitis cinerea Noronha. Augustana College, IL. Illinois Natural History Survey. Indiana U Herbarium. Encompass - University Presentation Showcase Event: The Ronald L. Jones and Ralph L. Thompson Herbaria at Eastern Kentucky University. LSU Herbarium - An Essential Resource. The University of Maine - School of Biology and Ecology - A Core Facility for Research, Teaching, and Service: The University of Maine Herbarium. Herbarium at CMBG - Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Volunteers at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ herbarium help curate its collection -

Mount Holyoke's Herbarium: Plants of the Past. Herbarium of Hannah Louisa Plimpton Peet Hartwell. Mt Holyoke. MBLWHOI Library Digital Herbarium. MBLWHOI Library Digital Herbarium. Gray at Harvard. Harvard University Herbaria & Libraries. Harvard: Emily Dickinson’s Herbarium: A Forgotten Treasure. Harvard: Thoreau’s 200th birthday brings gift for botanists. The Polly Hill Arboretum » HERBARIUM, MA. The Botanic Garden of Smith College. CMC Herbarium - Central Michigan University. University of Michigan Herbarium. Minnesota State: Herbarium's new director. Leech Lake Herbarium Tribal. Meet Tim Whitfeld. Watch Full Episodes Online of SciTech Now on PBS. Dunn-Palmer Herbarium donating 200,000 specimens to St. Louis-based collection. SciTech Now. Newsletter 2015. Plant specimen collection donated by former student. Sandy Hook Herbarium. NMSU houses oldest herbarium in New Mexico. UNM is opening virtual doors to its plant collections. Steere Herbarium. Why a Herbarium of 7.8 Million Plants Is One of New York's Most Valuable Resources.

An updated description of the collections and history of The New York Botanical Garden Herbarium (NY): 1995–2015. The Herbarium. Bailey Hortorium Herbarium stems from Cornell's roots. Jenny Stratton on Instagram: “The herbarium at Colgate University is housed together with the biology department's zoological teaching collection in Olin Hall. Horseshoe crabs, molluscs, and echinoderms are just a few of the invertebrates available for st. Duke Herbarium: University herbaria and museums - a hidden treasure. Appalachian State University, NC. Campbell University, NC. Research & Collections. UNC Herbarium. UNC Arboretum, Nashville. Biltmore HERBARIUM. OSU Herbarium is growing. Thoreau’s fern: Relic of naturalist turns up at OSU Herbarium.

Nature: Ohio State's plant 'library' offers multitude of specimens - Entertainment & Life - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH. Reborn Herbarium is a Boon to Biodiversity. UC's botany collection goes digital. Reed College Herbarium (REED) The Herbarium, Humboldt State, Oregon. University of Oregon Digital. The Herbarium…and virtual herbarium…at Lehigh University. Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The Muhlenberg College Herbarium. Historic herbarium featured at Pasto Museum open house Oct. 11.

Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2018. Barnes Foundation Herbarium, PA. Pa. Agricultural College Herbarium has dappled history, deep roots.