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Systematics Section / ASPT

Zomlefer, W. B. [1], Giannasi, David [1].

Infrastructure Upgrades for the University of Georgia Herbarium [GA].

The University of Georgia Herbarium [GA] is a highly used facility with one of the largest collections of vascular plants in the southeastern United States (237,000 specimens). However, proper care of this valuable collection was imminently threatened by an aging and dangerous compactor system requiring constant repair, coupled with cabinets unsuitable for archival storage. This NSF Biological Research Collections [BRC] grant is funding the following urgently needed improvements to GA Herbarium: upgrades for the heavily used and aging electronic compactor system; acquisition of herbarium cabinets for proper archival specimen storage; mounting and accessioning backlog specimens to help attain projected growth for the next 15 years; reorganization of the main collection folders for easier access; and completion of data entry for the Georgia Atlas pilot project and posting this database on the Web.


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1 - University of Georgia, Department of Plant Biology, 2052 Miller Plant Sciences Building, Athens, Georgia, 30602-7271, USA

Keywords:
herbarium
collections grant
BRC
infrastructure improvements.

Presentation Type: Poster
Session: 33-76
Location: Salon C, D & E - Gov Ballroom/Hilton
Date: Tuesday, August 16th, 2005
Time: 12:30 PM
Abstract ID:78


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