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Plan Of Work For 2002

Barkworth (30%), Director

  • Determine policies and priorities for the herbarium, in discussion with the Collections’ Manager.
  • Obtain representative material of Triticeae and Stipeae for collaborative projects of these tribes that involve morphological, molecular, and anatomical studies. Voucher specimens will be deposited in the herbarium.
  • Complete (with Dra. Amelia Torres) a paper on Stipa subg. Pappostipa.
  • Submit Flora North America volume 25 for publication.
  • Ready at least half of the treatments for Flora North America volume 24.

Kelly (100%), Collections Manager

  • Supervise students working on the herbarium's routine activities and special projects.
  • Improve the current herbarium practices to include freezing of incoming specimens and requiring all specimens to be placed in cabinets to eliminate insect pests.
  • Complete the conversion of the existing database to Specify, and begin development of a website to allow for Internet access to selected specimen information. This work will depend in part on the ability of the Specify project team to correctly convert our existing data and to release the SQL version of the Specify software.
  • Work with the Center for Invasive Plant Management to bring in funding for a student to scan the slides in the herbarium slide collection.
  • Add to the bryophyte collection, especially within the liverworts, with focused collecting activity in northern Utah and in Great Basin National Park.
  • Submit results of predictive modeling and mapping research (in collaboration with the USDA Forest Service and Boise Cascade Corporation) for publication.