• Larix
  • Silphium
  • Lichens
  • Asclepias
  • Hepatica
  • Carex
  • Sphagnum
  • Lamium

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WIS QUICK FACTS

Specimen Collections

•Vascular Plants: >780,000

•WI Plants: >250,000

•Lichens: >150,000

•Parasitic Fungi: >100,000

•Bryophytes: >57,000


TOTAL: >1.2 Million

 

NEWS HEADLINES

New NSF grant to target WIS' microfungi collection

Historical 1864 Civil War specimen discovered

• WIS acquires world class lichen collection from Prof. Klaus Kalb 

• WIS leads new $2.5M NSF Great Lakes Invasives Network

• Ken Cameron Receives 2014 Peter Raven Award for Outreach

• Dr. Mary Ann Feist appointed as Senior Academic Curator

• WIS expands its footprint in Birge Hall   

• Dr. Iltis establishes new fund to support student field research

Viola liliputana is a top 10 new species discovery of 2013  

• Historic collection of Wisconsin Ribes transferred to WIS 

• WIS leads national lichen/bryophyte digitization effort 

WIS engaged in NSF-funded wasp-plant-bug Thematic Collection Network

• WIS partners with Univ of Alaska to create a Virtual Arctic Lichen Flora  

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