Background: The Intermountain Herbarium is an outstanding research
resource for those working with plants in the Intermountain Region or
those those working with grasses from North America. Maintaining this
resource requires considerable effort. Basic work includes specimen preparation
and entering their data into the herbarium’s database. Along the
way, you will learn about different plant groups and the herbarium’s
- General assistance - we shall rotate students with no particular interest
among the various activities so as to maximize their learning.
- Enter data from Utah specimens into the database so we can provide
more accurate information on plant distributions in Utah.
- Develop “Species pages” about individual species.
- Develop interactive keys for representative genera.
Interested? Contact Dr. Mary Barkworth (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The first two activ-ities require only an interest in plants - no experience
or coursework. The last two require at least one taxonomically oriented
course. Their results must be suitable for Web presentation.