NSF recently funded a large collaborative effort among 25 major institutions named “GLOBAL: Building a Global Consortium of Bryophytes and Lichens: Keystones of Cryptobiotic Communities”, that will digitize 1.2 million specimens, integrating information about bryophytes …
US Potato Genebank Vouchers Transferred to WIS
Smart Phone Plant ID App Being Developed for Wisconsin Flora
Federal ‘Museums for America’ Grant Awarded to WIS
WIS has been awarded a highly competitive ‘Museums for America’ grant through the federal Institute of Museum & Library Services. The two-year $365,000 project “Completing Digital Catalogs of Bryophytes, Fungi, and Lichens from the Collections of …
WIS joins with other UW-Madison Museums to Integrate Collections
WIS Hopes to Make the Most of Rediscovered Moss Specimens
‘Common Lichens of Wisconsin’ Color Booklet Published
Just released! “Common Lichens of Wisconsin” by staff lichenologist Dr. Jim Bennett. This is the first in a series of outreach booklets that WIS plans to publish in the coming year. The full-color 18 page …
In Memory of Dr. Hugh H. Iltis, 1925-2016
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 Libraries Generously Support WIS
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.
George Washington Carver’s Fungi Specimens Rediscovered
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 …