Project 01 - SLIKS Key Construction for PA Trees
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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
How did witch-hazel get its name? What is it used for?. (Parksia 2: 8-10)
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Dec: BRC News-11 will feature the Herbarium's Doug Fir's Christmas Tree Guide Droid app in a story airing between Dec 5-12 that is based on a Dec 4 interview with Dr. Hardy.
Dec: Pittsburgh Radio WESA 90.5 featured a story about the Herbarium's Doug Fir's Christmas Tree Guide Droid app.
Nov: WGAL 8 featured the Herbarium's Doug Fir's Christmas Tree Guide Droid app on its Nov 29 and 30 TV newscasts.
Nov: Dr. Hardy gave a talk to the students of Hobbs Hall entitled "Cycad Stories: Cycads, Neurotoxins, and Flying Foxes" at 8 pm on Nov 13. This evening of botany and food was sponsored by Millersville University and was hosted by Hobbs Hall RA's Don Brown III[MU '13] and William Maximuck[MU '2016].
Nov: The Herbarium has released Doug Fir's Christmas Tree Guide for the 2014 season. This free app for Android phones is a guide to the identification, history, and biology of America's 10 most popular Christmas trees.
Jul: Nathan Hartley[MU '13] and Dr. Hardy will participate in Monocots V, the 5th international conference on comparative biology of monocotyledons in New York, July 7-11.
Jun: Nathan Hartley[MU '13] has started an NSF-sponsored, REU summer internship at the Missouri Botanical Garden working with Dr. Thomas Croat on systematics of Anthurium.
May: At the BioBlitz at Sinnemahoning State Park on May 20-21, a team of botanists and citizen-scientists used WikiPlantAtlas to document the identity and location of nearly 200 plant species in the park. This total includes at least 24 new species records for Cameron and Potter counties. Visit The Plants of Sinnemahoning State Park portal to WikiPlantAtlas see what was discovered.
May: The 4th Annual Herbarium Open House is on Wednesday, May 15, 6-8:30 pm in the Herbarium (Roddy 270). Nanette Raczka[MU '12] will be giving a talk that will include a photographic exhibition of her fieldwork this past summer in Peru to study the ethnobotany of the potato in its native Andes. Nathan Hartley[MU '13] will be presenting his ongoing work to inventory the flora of Ranatra Pond near Safe Harbor dam. Dr. Hardy will be available to answer questions about the herbarium, its uses, and how herbarium specimens are made. The public and University community are invited, and light refreshments will be provided. For visitors who will require parking, please see our parking information website.
Mar: Dr. Hardy and Lieutenant Carl Steinhart of the Northwest Regional Police Department had their Case Report "Forensic botany in the resolution of an agricultural vandalism case" published in the March-April issue of the Journal of Forensic Identification (Volume 63, pages 142-152).
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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.