Fairchild Herbarium receives grant from the National Science Foundation

Monday, October 2, 2017

In August, the National Science Foundation awarded a grant supporting the Fairchild Herbarium (Dr. Brett Jestrow) in collaboration with the University of South Florida Herbarium (Dr. Alan Franck, USF)). Totaling over $150,000, the grant is part of the National Resource for Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) program which serves to make biological specimens freely available online for the research community, government agencies, students, educators, and the general public. Fairchild and USF together house the largest collection of South Florida plant specimens, and are recognized as an integral component of the nation’s botanical records. Over the next three years, Fairchild and USF will work together in organizing the largest online resource for South Florida’s flora. Photo below: William Cinea (Director of the Botanic Garden of Cayes, Haiti; Brett Jestrow; and Alan Franck during a plant systematics workshop in Cayes.