Associate curator Chris Dick receives NFS award for studying Andean-Amazon plant groups
Professor and Herbarium Associate Curator Christopher Dick and EEB Professor Stephen Smith have received a grant for $672,000 to integrate phylogenetic analyses of Andean-Amazon plant groups with models of regional geological and atmospheric history.
In memoriam: Robert E. Preston, Visiting Researcher
Robert Eyre Preston passed away at Tendercare Greenview in Alpena, Michigan on Friday, January 17, 2014 at the age of 74.
In memoriam: Emeritus Professor of Botany and Former Herbarium Director William Anderson
William Russell Anderson, emeritus professor of botany, died November 2, 2013 at the age of 71.
Herbarium awarded NSF grant to digitize macroalgae collection
The National Science Foundation’s third round of grants to advance the digitization of biodiversity collections includes funding for the U-M Herbarium to digitize their macroalgae collections.
Beverly Walters collaborates to complete map of at-risk plants at Matthaei-Nichols
Herbarium collection manager Beverly Walters served as lead field botanist as part of a special grant to help locate and assess at-risk plant communities growing on the botanical gardens four properties - Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Nichols Arboretum, Mud Lake Bog, and Horner McLaughlin Woods.
Curatorial Assistant awarded NSF grant.
Rob Massatii, a Herbarium Graduate Student Curatorial Assistant for the winter semester of 2013 was recently awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation.
On the trail of the amphibian chytrid fungus in the Atlantic Forests of Brazil
Mycologist and Herbarium Assistant Curator of Fungi Timothy James traveled to Brazil from January through March, 2013 to work on several research projects involving aquatic or zoosporic fungi and to develop international collaborations.
Three new chanterelle mushrooms discovered in the Midwest
Matthew Foltz, a mycologist working at the herbarium on a project to digitize the fungal collection, has recently described three new species of prized-edible chanterelle mushrooms from the midwestern United States.
Herbarium completes imaging and digitization of its type collections
Herbarium director Paul Berry recently announced that the University of Michigan Herbarium (MICH) has completed a five-year project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to image and database its rich holdings of type collections of plants and fungi.
New additions for the Herbarium's Great Lakes holdings
The past year saw the addtion of several important items to its holdings, including those from the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, the late Edward G. Voss's personnal herbarium and those from Gary J. Pierce's collection.