We were saddened to learn of the passing of Emeritus Professor of Botany and long-time Director of the Herbarium, Dr. Hugh H. Iltis, who died on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016.
Friends of the UW-Madison Library have generously provided a $1,000 grant to the WI State Herbarium for the acquisition of several regional floras to be added to our in-house reference book collection.
At least 25 specimens of fungi that infect plants, collected by George Washington Carver more than a century ago, were re-discovered Feb. 8 in the Wisconsin State Herbarium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The herbarium …
With a collection of >1.2 million preserved plant specimens, The Wisconsin State Herbarium (WIS) at the UW-Madison ranks among the top 1% of the world’s largest and most active herbaria.
The Department of Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has asked the Wisconsin State Herbarium to take ownership of its collection of >7000 vascular plants.
Microscopic fungi (microfungi) represent a diverse assemblage that is distributed worldwide and includes bread molds, plant pathogens, powdery mildews, rusts, slime molds, and water molds.
Herbarium curators have discovered a remarkable 150 year old plant specimen while preparing for a public open house to celebrate the life of our founder, Increase Lapham.
Using the collections endowment fund established by Ethel and Oscar Allen, WIS has acquired a rare and valuable collection of ca. 60,000 lichen specimens from German lichenologist, Klaus Kalb.
One of the greatest threats to the health of North America’s Great Lakes is invasion by exotic species, several of which already have had catastrophic impacts on property values, the fisheries, shipping, and tourism industries, and continue to threaten the survival of native species and wetland ecosystems.
The Wisconsin State Herbarium will be open to the public from 6-8pm on October 23, 2014 for tours of its collection and to host Martha Bergland and Paul G. Hayes, who will share stories and insights from their new book about Wisconsin’s pioneer citizen scientist: Studying Wisconsin: The Life of Increase Lapham.