Herbarium Management


[University of Florida Herbarium]

  Administrative Structures, Relationships and Activities

  1. Academic Structure and Positioning
    • Associated with a faculty members lab.
    • Associated with an academic department: e.g., Agronomy, Botany, Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Forestry, Organismic and Ecological Biology.
    • Associated with a library: e.g., UCMM.
    • Associated with a museum.
    • Associated with a botanical garden.
    • Private. E.g., Institutes and Non-profit Organizations: e.g., AMO (Asociación Mexicana de Orquideología), BRIT (Botanical Research Institute of Texas), CAS (California Academy of Sciences).
    • Part of a governmental agency: e.g., USDA, U.S. Park Service, miscellaneous parks, PIHG (Division of Plant Industry, Florida Department of Agriculture).
    • Freestanding within a university or other agency.
    • Monastery.
    • Ecological preserves and ecological centers.
  2. Administrative Structure within the Herbarium
    • Director, Curator.
    • Governing board.
    • Accounting and secretarial staff.
    • Collection Manager.
    • Extension Botanist.
    • Technical support staff (assistants to the Collection Manager).
    • Taxonomic experts.
    • Plant mounters (student, non-student, paid or volunteer).
    • Data entry and imaging staff.
    • Outreach staff.
    • Computer support staff.
    • Volunteers
  3. Academic Appointment of Curators and Staff
    • Tenure home.
    • Non-tenured positions.
    • Academic appointment.
    • Considerations from the personal point of view: pay scale, academic freedom, negotiating for staff, such as a collection manager when being offered a position.
  4. Personnel Matters
    • Appointments and funding.
    • Evaluations.
    • Teaching Responsibilities.
  5. Herbarium Funding

[University of Florida Herbarium]
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University of Florida Herbarium collections:
Vascular Plants | Herbarium Library | Bryophyte and Lichens
Mycological | Wood | Paleobotany (affiliated collection)
[Florida Museum of Natural History]