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The Digitization Revolution: New Discoveries From Old Collections

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

by Theo Witsell In 1999, when I was wrapping up an undergraduate degree in botany, most of the professional botanists in the state got together and formed a working group called the Arkansas Vascu ... Read More

Building the ANHC Herbarium's Imaging Station

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

by Molly Robinson To the delight of its staff and volunteers, the ANHC Herbarium is now ready to resume imaging its collection of over 15,000 accessioned plant specimens as part of its digitizatio ... Read More

ANHC Herbarium Specimen Images Online and More to Come!

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

by Diana Soteropoulos In summer and fall 2018, volunteers and interns took photographs of 12,069 accessioned specimens in the ANHC Herbarium. These specimen images and their associated data were u ... Read More

Collaboration Leads to Transcription Workshops in Northwest Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

by Diana Soteropoulos Diana Soteropoulos, junior botanist at the ANHC, and Jennifer Ogle, Arkansas Native Seed Program Coordinator and new collections manager at the University of Arkansas Herbari ... Read More

Meet the ANHC Herbarium Staff

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The ANHC Herbarium staff consists of Ecologist, Chief of Research, and Curator Theo Witsell; Botanist and Collections Manager Brent Baker; Botanist and Arkansas Herbarium Digitization Coordinator  ... Read More

ANHC Herbarium: A Library of Plants

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, January 28, 2020

by Ruthie Berryhill updated from a 2013 Department of Arkansas Heritage Storyline article Books are stored, cataloged, and organized for reference in a library. An herbarium, like a library, is a  ... Read More

Witsell Gives Lecture to Clinton School for Public Service, Retraces Nuttall's Journey Through Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 21, 2019

ANHC’s Chief of Research recently gave a public lecture entitled “Following Nuttall: A Bicentenary Interpretation of Thomas Nuttall’s Exploration of the Arkansas Territory” at the Clinton School f ... Read More

Arkansas Contributes to Record-breaking International Event

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, November 21, 2019

An international transcription blitz set records in Arkansas this October, including an event held at the Division of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) headquarters, hosted by the Arkansas Natural Heritage  ... Read More

Witsell's Essay Highlights Value of Artist's Work to Arkansas's heritage

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 21, 2018

Theo Witsell, ecologist/botanist and curator of the ANHC Herbarium, published an essay entitled “A Valuable Contribution to the Scientific Record” to accompany the Arts and Science Center for Sout ... Read More

ANHC Herbarium Specimens Exhibited at State Capitol

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 30, 2018

The ANHC is honored to have an exhibit, Flora of Arkansas, in the Governor's Reception Area inside the Arkansas State Capitol. The exhibit consists of 10 Arkansas plant specimens, and will be on d ... Read More


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