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The COSM Aggregate. Spotlight Edition, Vol. 2 Georgia Southern Herbarium Preserves Natural History On a sunny spring afternoon in the Department of Biology, John Schenk, Ph.D. is leading a small group of administrators through the Georgia Southern University Herbarium.

The COSM Aggregate

To one side of the room, several specimens are arranged on the long countertop for viewing. On the other side of the room, rows of tall, metal cabinets hold thousands of plant species from around the world. In an adjoining room, two students are quietly cataloguing pressed plant samples. Most people are probably not aware that Georgia Southern University is home to the third largest herbarium, a systemically arranged collection of dried plant specimens, in the state of Georgia. The Georgia Southern University Herbarium was founded in 1956 by John Boole, Jr., Ph.D. and Tully Pennington, Ph.D., both faculty members in the Department of Biology. For the past two years, Dr. Students interested in working with Dr. About Us. Peter Rolfs Collection. Home - Herbarium - University of Memphis.

The University of Memphis Herbarium is a natural history collection consisting of nearly 19,000 plant specimens from scientific collections worldwide.

Home - Herbarium - University of Memphis

Most of the accessions are vascular plants from the Southeastern US, with an emphasis on those of Tennessee and Kentucky. Orphaned for more than 30 years, the herbarium was revived in 2014 and is now accessioning new specimens. Current research is on the vascular plants of West Tennessee and the Lower Mississippi River Basin. International collection code MEM. Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center and Park » Herbarium. Thanks to the inspiration and hard work of a small, committed group of volunteers and the work of an East Tennessee State University graduate student, Steele Creek Park Nature Center is now the repository of a truly outstanding herbarium.

Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center and Park » Herbarium

Ruth Clark, Adriane Hess and Philip Klahs with herbarium specimens Several years ago Ruth and Mary Clark, Adrianne Hess and Sharon Foster established the herbarium containing plants found within the Park. With financial support from Friends, and the botanical knowledge of Ruth and others, this dedicated group of individuals began their volunteer efforts. To date, they have collected and preserved over 450 specimens, most of which have been specially mounted for long term preservation. Nature: Ohio State's plant 'library' offers multitude of specimens - Entertainment & Life - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH. By Jim McCormac / For The Columbus Dispatch Deep in the bowels of a nondescript brick building at 1315 Kinnear Road in Columbus resides one of Ohio’s most interesting “libraries.”

Nature: Ohio State's plant 'library' offers multitude of specimens - Entertainment & Life - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH

Ohio State University’s Museum of Biological Diversity holds collections of a mind-numbing array of organisms. There are nearly inestimable numbers of insects, fishes, mollusks, birds, amphibians and reptiles, and even sound recordings. Let us not forget the plants. A repository of plant collections is known as a herbarium, and the OSU museum houses one of the largest anywhere. Dozens of hermetically sealed cabinets in the herbarium have shelves stuffed with plant specimens. Why go to this effort? Why would anyone in their right mind keep a collection of dead plants? A visit to the herbarium at UC Davis. — CNPS-San Diego.

In natural history museums around the world are collections of dead plants that are curated by scientists called plant taxonomists.

Why would anyone in their right mind keep a collection of dead plants? A visit to the herbarium at UC Davis. — CNPS-San Diego

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. À New York, le Jardin Botanique dévoile un fonds de 7.8 millions de plantes ! Saviez-vous que le Jardin Botanique de New York se trouve à la tête du deuxième plus riche herbier au monde ?

À New York, le Jardin Botanique dévoile un fonds de 7.8 millions de plantes !

Avec pas moins de 7.8 millions de spécimens collectés, ces archives sont aujourd’hui (partiellement) dévoilées au travers de l’exposition « What in the World is a Herbarium ? » qui est visible jusqu’au 29 octobre prochain. Cette exposition-événement, mais surtout cet incroyable fonds muséal, revêtent désormais un nouveau visage à une époque où de graves changements climatiques menacent la Terre et pourraient bouleverser la Nature telle que nous la connaissons. Why a Herbarium of 7.8 Million Plants Is One of New York's Most Valuable Resources.

After a corpse flower opened at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) last summer, drawing 30,000 visitors in the course of its brief and pungent bloom, it received the posthumous honor of becoming the three millionth specimen digitized from the Bronx institution’s herbarium.

Why a Herbarium of 7.8 Million Plants Is One of New York's Most Valuable Resources

While NYBG is among New York City’s great green wonders, it’s also home to the world’s second-largest herbarium, created just after the garden was established in 1891. The William and Lynda Steere Herbarium now houses 7.8 million plant and fungal specimens, representing biodiversity from every continent. But what is a herbarium, you might ask, and why does it matter? “Unless you work in botany, you really don’t know what a herbarium is and what this collection is, and its broad impact,” explained Dr. Matthew Pace, assistant curator to the herbarium, during a behind-the-scenes visit by Hyperallergic. Currently, NYBG is celebrating the collection in What in the World is a Herbarium?

Some specimens are complicated. Herbarium. In 1940, Dr.


John Milton Fogg Jr. was a busy man. Though he already served as dean and botany professor at the University of Pennsylvania, was a key figure at the Morris Arboretum, and had joined a team tasked with surveying Pennsylvania's native flora, Fogg was still eager to assist Laura Barnes when she approached him with the idea of starting a horticulture school at the Barnes Foundation.

His dedication to the school and his extensive knowledge of plant taxonomy made Fogg a natural choice to succeed Mrs. Barnes as director of the arboretum upon her death in 1966. During his tenure as director, Fogg not only grew the Foundation's living collections—adding magnolias, vines, and a rose garden—but he also devoted himself to the task of creating an extensive herbarium. Pa. Agricultural College Herbarium has dappled history, deep roots. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Ever wonder how you can identify a plant you’ve found in your yard or while conducting fieldwork?

Pa. Agricultural College Herbarium has dappled history, deep roots

What about determining how plants in a particular location have adapted over time due to climate change? You can get help at the PAC (Pennsylvania Agricultural College) Herbarium, a kind of museum for plants. “The PAC Herbarium provides a variety of services to the University and larger botanical community including research and teaching support, tours, and training workshops,” said newly appointed curator Sarah Chamberlain. The PAC Herbarium represents one of the oldest natural history collections at Penn State, holds the third largest collection of archival plants and seeds in the Commonwealth, and is the only significant, scientifically functioning herbarium in central Pennsylvania.

Without permanent funding, the herbarium has relied upon volunteers, donations and the personal influence of its supporters to survive. March 9: Fabulous Ferns! IU Herbarium’s preserved plant collection enters new era with massive digitization project: Technology: Editor's Picks: Inside IU Bloomington: Indiana University Bloomington. Technology IU Herbarium’s preserved plant collection enters new era with massive digitization project Feb. 22, 2017 by Kevin Fryling, IU Communications On the far east side of the IU Bloomington campus in a low-slung structure near 10th and the Bypass, one of the university’s greatest hidden treasures is undergoing a transformation.

IU Herbarium’s preserved plant collection enters new era with massive digitization project: Technology: Editor's Picks: Inside IU Bloomington: Indiana University Bloomington

Paul Rothrock is a reasearch scientist at IU and associate curator of the collection at the IU Herbarium. | PHOTO COURTESY OF EMILY STERNEMAN. Search Results. Karuk Tribal Herbaria Now Open. 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. Southeastern Biota Collections Search Results. 10 Botanical Treasures Exemplify Herbarium - The Plant Press. From Plant Press Vol. 16 no. 2 By Gary Krupnick trea·sure (noun \ˈtre-zhər, ˈtrā-\): 2. something of great worth or value- Merriam-Webster. 50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.

Appalachian State University. 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. 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? What the University of California's Herbaria Are Teaching Us About Climate Change.

BERKELEY, Calif. —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. University and Jepson Herbaria. The following page highlights some of the more prolific collectors whose specimens are housed in GOD. 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. California Academy of Sciences. The Botany Department was founded as part of the California Academy of Natural Sciences in 1853. The early herbarium (now CAS) included specimens collected by Dr. Albert Kellogg, a medical practitioner and one of the founders of the Academy. Over the next fifty years, Kellogg's collections were augmented by the collections of Dr.

John Allen Veatch, Dr. California Academy of Sciences. Daily Bucket: Herbaria Ode and Obituary. Chico State. Chico >> Imagine a library with thousands of books lining the shelves. Then imagine that instead of books, dried and mounted plant specimens fill those shelves. Herbarium. Overview. El Vaquero : Aleksi Baznekian: Alumni Designs and Curates the Joseph Keefe Herbarium. Aleksi Baznekian: Alumni Designs and Curates the Joseph Keefe Herbarium. 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... 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. University of Florida Herbarium (FLAS) Herbarium Management Course Syllabus. 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. 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. 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. 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. CMC Herbarium - Central Michigan University. University of Michigan Herbarium. 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. NMSU houses oldest herbarium in New Mexico. Steere Herbarium. 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. OSU Herbarium is growing. Thoreau’s fern: Relic of naturalist turns up at OSU Herbarium. Reed College Herbarium (REED) The Herbarium…and virtual herbarium…at Lehigh University. Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Historic herbarium featured at Pasto Museum open house Oct. 11. Resources : College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. An Introduction to Herbaria. Decades of Texas bluebonnets. S. M. Tracy Herbarium solves problems in the plant world. Herbariums are beautiful, useful. Intermountain Herbarium grows online. Utah State University: Intermountain Herbarium.

Pringle in Vermont. William & Mary - Old collection, new relevance. Comprehensive Audit of Hyde Herbarium Now Complete « UW Botanic Gardens News. WIS Herbarium: come in for a visit! Rocky Mountain Herbarium - University of Wyoming.