Project prepares Herbarium for 21st-century challenge of invasive species

The Wisconsin State Herbarium is at the center of a new initiative to digitize species invasive to the Great Lakes. The project, with the support of the NSF, will lead to a better understanding of the movement of invasive species over time. 

 

Kenneth Cameron, director of the Wisconsin State Herbarium, examines a dried specimen of purple loosestrife, one of the invasive Great Lakes plants being digitized with support from the National Science Foundation. 

Kenneth Cameron, director of the Wisconsin State Herbarium, examines a dried specimen of purple loosestrife, one of the invasive Great Lakes plants being digitized with support from the National Science Foundation. Photo: David Tennenbaum, UW Communications