UC - University of California - Berkeley, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 52.308 W 122° 15.736
10S E 564883 N 4191847
Quick Description: University herbarium at on the UC Berkeley campus. The herbarium is in the Valley Life Sciences Building.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/25/2008 11:54:37 AM
Waymark Code: WM4HAG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton
Views: 33

Long Description:
"The mission of the University Herbarium is to understand the systematics, ecology, and evolution of all groups traditionally considered plants on a worldwide basis. Established in 1895 around a core of preserved plant specimens that were collected by William Brewer on the California Geological Survey of 1860 to 1864, the University Herbarium now includes specimens from land plants, algae, lichens, and fungi. It is the oldest museum facility on campus. With an extensive cryptogamic library and newly endowed Center for Phycological Documentation, maintenance, and care of the books and exsiccatae represent an additional aspect of the mission of the Herbarium. Now grown to 2,100,000 specimens, it is the sixth largest herbarium in the United States, the largest west of the Missouri Botanical Garden, and the largest at a public university. Its collection of marine algae (seaweeds) is one of the best in the world and the finest in the western hemisphere.

The collections are a tool for basic research in systematics, ecology, phytogeography, and evolution. They are actively used in teaching, and are a resource for anatomical and biochemical investigations, and for identification of paleobotanical specimens. They provide population localities for studies ranging from biological control to rare plants." (visit link)

University Herbarium
University of California
1001 Valley Life Sciences Building #2465
Berkeley, California 94720-2465
Herbarium Acronym: UC

Institution Association: University

Type of Structure: Not seperate

City: Berkeley

Special Collections: Seaweed

Index Herbariorum Site Link: [Web Link]

Special Projects: Not listed

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