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Herbarium receives grant for digitization

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.

Summer Fellowship Reports

Reports from the 2012 summer fellowship program are coming in.

Summer Research Scholarships for 2013

Natural History Collections summer scholarships for student research will be awarded again in 2013.

Herbarium Curator Karen Searcy announces Mellon grant

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.

Portion of Collections Moved to Morrill North

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.

Database Upgrades to Improve Access to Collections

The Specify6 database, developed at the University of Kansas, is widely used in the U.S. for specimen collections.


Flora of Franklin County

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.