Title

University of the Pacific Herbarium

Poster Number

17

Lead Author Major

Biological Sciences

Format

Poster Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Mark Brunell

Faculty Mentor Department

Biological Sciences

Abstract/Artist Statement

The University of the Pacific Herbarium serves as a collection of local and international preserved plant specimens. The specimens either contain whole plants or plant organs that are dehydrated, mounted, and systematically arranged following the biological taxonomic system. The research team, led by Dr. Brunell, strives to update the Herbarium of the Pacific so that it may be used for research in botany, and the exchange of specimens to continue its expansion. The herbarium contents are updated by comparing the binomial nomenclature to their current status on The Jepson Interchange and The Plant List, a collection of botanical names of species and plants. After the plant specimens are updated, the specimens are organized alphabetically according to family, genus and species. To increase legibility, the updated names are retyped, printed, cut and pasted as a new label onto specimen sheets and folders, which are differentiated by colors that specify the location of the collection. All specimen information is individually entered into the online digital database, that serves to provide convenient access to the resources of the Herbarium of the Pacific. The information and electronic nature serves to benefit both individuals from University of the Pacific and unaffiliated individuals who are seeking information of plant organisms. Our goal is to become a source for the Consortium of California Herbaria, which is a growing, comprehensive database of about 1.9 million specimens contributed from well-known universities.

Location

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

Start Date

26-4-2014 2:00 PM

End Date

26-4-2014 4:00 PM

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University of the Pacific Herbarium

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

The University of the Pacific Herbarium serves as a collection of local and international preserved plant specimens. The specimens either contain whole plants or plant organs that are dehydrated, mounted, and systematically arranged following the biological taxonomic system. The research team, led by Dr. Brunell, strives to update the Herbarium of the Pacific so that it may be used for research in botany, and the exchange of specimens to continue its expansion. The herbarium contents are updated by comparing the binomial nomenclature to their current status on The Jepson Interchange and The Plant List, a collection of botanical names of species and plants. After the plant specimens are updated, the specimens are organized alphabetically according to family, genus and species. To increase legibility, the updated names are retyped, printed, cut and pasted as a new label onto specimen sheets and folders, which are differentiated by colors that specify the location of the collection. All specimen information is individually entered into the online digital database, that serves to provide convenient access to the resources of the Herbarium of the Pacific. The information and electronic nature serves to benefit both individuals from University of the Pacific and unaffiliated individuals who are seeking information of plant organisms. Our goal is to become a source for the Consortium of California Herbaria, which is a growing, comprehensive database of about 1.9 million specimens contributed from well-known universities.