Problem Solving in Botany
(BIOL 222H; Spring 2014)
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Christopher R. Hardy, Ph.D.
Keeper of the Herbarium &
Department of Biology
288 Roddy Hall
50 E. Frederick St.
Millersville, PA 17551, USA
Phone: (717) 871-2312
Fax: (717) 872-3905
Adams SP. 2014. Valerian: How a root may help nip insomnia and anxiety in the bud. (Parksia 3: 14-18)
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Scholarships and other financial opportunities for students can be found here.
Sep: Join President Anderson, the Herbarium and the University community on Monday, Sep 29, 2:30-3:30 pm for the dedication of the Millersville University Biological Preserve (also known as the Bush).
Sep: Katie Flinn and her Plant Ecology classes visited the herbarium on 23 and 25 Sep to study specimens of various angiosperm families.
Sep: The Herbarium, NatureAtlas.org and their participation were featured on the front page of the Lancaster Intel/New Era on 22 Sep 2014. The electronic version of this story can be found here.
Sep: Nate Hartley ('14), Heather Smith ('14), Jordan Card ('16), Chris and Nazli Hardy participated in the Climbers Run BioBlitz on 20-21 Sep. The plant team, which included Drs. John and Julie Ambler and Doug Musselman, found more than 190 species. Jordan presented a workshop on herbarium specimen preparation and Nate led an aquatic plants field excursion. Dr. Hardy led a tree ID excursion, presented a conifer ID workshop, and gave a talk titled Web 2.0, IT and a New Paradigm in Biodiversity Research and Conservation with Nazli Hardy.
Sep: The Herbarium released NatureAtlas.org to coincide with its use to catalog and map the discoveries of flora and fauna at the Climbers Run Nature Preserve on 20-21 Sep. Andrew Bonsall (MU alumnus) was instrumental in helping to construct NatureAtlas.org.
Sep: Katie Flinn visited the herbarium to study specimens from various angiosperm families (16 Sep 2014).
Sep: The Herbarium will be a co-sponsor and participant in the Climbers Run BioBlitz on 20-21 Sep 2014.
Aug: The Herbarium reached a milestone on August 12th with the 10,000th specimen entered and georeferenced into its database quietly and without fanfare by Jordan Card (‘16). This specimen (RJ Hill 1228) was one of the bushy blazingstar (Mentzelia dispersa, family Loasaceae), collected purely by coincidence exactly 41 years earlier on August 12, 1973 in Albany Co., Wyoming. The Herbarium's collections span more than 180 years and, although they are concentrated in Pennsylvania, they cover nearly 40 US states, 6 countries, and both temperate and tropical latitudes. The growing Herbarium atlas is available at http://www.wikiplantatlas.org/mvsc/.
Aug: Chris Hardy led a tree tour to volunteers and boardmembers of the Lancaster County Conservancy (9 Aug 2014).
Aug: See a nice CNN video about the Presidential coconut. Yet more ethnobotanical lure for one of the world's most useful species, Cocos nucifera.
Jul: Kevin Weir ('74) visited the herbarium for WikiPlantAtlas.org custom portal construction. (28 Jul 2014).
Jul: The Herbarium's Trees of Distinction website can now be reached from the MU domain at www.millersville.edu/trees/.
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Patrick J. Cooney, Ph.D.
Photographer, Professor Emeritus of Physics
Nazli W. Hardy, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Interests: Biodiversity informatics; Network security; Internet education.
Jorge Mena-Alí , Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Franklin & Marshall College
Interests: Ecology and evolution of host-pathogen interactions; Portulacaceae.
Howard J. Miller, Jr.
James C. Parks Herbarium
Interests: Grape systematics; Viticultural science.
Interests: Scientific illustration.
John R. Wallace, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Interests: Forensic use of algae in PMSI estimation; Aquatic ecology; Evolution.