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Curator of Fishes and Biology faculty member Cristina Cox Fernandes helped discover two new species of electric fish (genus Brachyhypopomus).
The Herbarium of the University of Massachusetts recently received a four-year NSF "Advancing Digitization in Biological Collections Thematic Collections Network" grant as part of a consortium of five other New England herbaria including those at Harvard and Yale.
The University of Massachusetts Herbarium recently received an Andrew W. Mellon “Global Plants Initiative” grant to create a coordinated database of images and information for the approximately 1300 Type Specimens housed in the collection.
The big move is completed! A large portion of the vertebrate collection along with the non-insect invertebrates are now in their newly renovated space in Morrill North.
Herbarium Curator Karen Searcy continues to work with a small group of regional botanists on documenting the flora of Franklin County, Massachusetts, our neighboring county to the north.
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