The VSU Virtual Herbarium

In 2009 with the assistance of the Division of Information Technology, the Valdosta State University Herbarium established a SQL database, and in 2011 it obtained support from the National Science Foundation (DBI 1054366, R. Carter PI) that enabled the purchase of an imaging system and other equipment and the employment of student assistants to begin capturing images and building a database. As of early 2013, more than half of our specimens were digitized, including images and data from more than 4,000 bryophyte and lichen specimens that are being served through the Consortium of North American Bryophyte Herbaria portal accessible via the link below.

In 2012, a collaborative project between the Herbarium and the VSU Odom Library was made possible with funding from the Valdosta State University Faculty Research Fund (M. Holt PI, R. Carter Co-I). This project serves on-line specimen images and data through the VSU Virtual Herbarium. Specimen data and images are continually being captured, and although certain families have not yet been processed, eventually all should be available through the Virtual Herbarium accessible via the link below.

VSU Virtual Herbarium

Consortium of North American Bryophyte Herbaria