From Plant Press Vol. 16 no. 3, July 2013
By Melinda Peters
We have recently hosted Terrie Chan, a volunteer in Paleobotany, who is working on preparing Ginkgo specimens for Conrad Labandeira and Jorge Santiago-Blay for their study of herbivory on Ginkgo through time. She has enjoyed the project so much that she will be joining our Plant Mounting Program as a new volunteer. We are also helping to train some volunteers who will be charged with working on botanical specimens for the museum’s education center, entitled Q?RIUS, slated to open later this year.
We have had many new acquisitions so far this year. We have received approximately 3,000 specimens as exchange, 1,240 as gifts, and 280 as gifts for identification.
Learn about three noteworthy newly mounted acquisitions below the fold...