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.
"Michigan Botanist" Pays Tribute to Ed Voss
The Michigan Botanical Club’s peer-reviewed quarterly journal The Michigan Botanist has dedicated its current issue to Ed Voss, the former University of Michigan Professor of Botany and Herbarium Curator of Vascular Plants, who passed away February 13, 2012.
NSF grant for Dick's Amazon biota research is part of a $4 million US-Brazil initiative
Professor Christopher Dick was awarded a $265,000 five-year grant from the National Science Foundation.
Reznicek honored with MBC Lifetime Achievement Award
In recognition of Dr. Tony Reznicek’s countless contributions to the understanding of Michigan plants and ecology and the Great Lakes Region, the Michigan Botanical Club has bestowed their Lifetime Achievement Award upon him.
Legend from the world of Michigan botany, Edward G. Voss, dies, leaves the newly released Field Manual of Michigan Flora to extend his legacy
Edward G. Voss, professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan, curator emeritus of vascular plants at the University Herbarium, and a legendary teacher at the U-M Biological Station, died on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, just three days before the release of his latest book.
New species of red algae named after Curator Emeritus, Michael J. Wynne
A new species of red algae was named after Michael J. Wynne, Curator Emeritus (Algae), namely, Beringia wynnei, by Bridgette Clarkston of the University of New Brunswick, now at the University of British Columbia.
NSF grants to digitize biological collections
Professor Timothy James and Rich Rabeler, assistant research scientist, have been awarded grants from the National Science Foundation as part of an initiative to integrate and digitize information for biologists, policy-makers and the general public.
Curator Tony Reznicek appears on Out of the Blue
Herbarium Featured in the University Record
The Herbarium is featured in the University of Michigan staff and faculity newspaper the University Record Novmeber 2010 in an article written by Kevin Brown.
In Memoriam - Rogers McVaugh - 1909-2009
Rogers McVaugh, Harley Harris Bartlett Professor of Botany and an internationally renowned authority on Compositae, Myrtaceae, Campanulaceae, woody Rosaceae, and the flora of Mexico, died on September 24, 2009. He was Curator of Vascular Plants at the University of Michigan Herbarium from 1946 until 1979 and Herbarium Director from 1972 until 1976. He remained active in retirement as Research Professor of Botany at the University of North Carolina. In collaboration with his former student William R. Anderson, he published the acclaimed series "Flora Novo-Galiciana," the culmination of his many years of study of the flora of western Mexico.