Foundations of Nomenclature

in the name of science!

Looking
forward

facing the future!

SHARING THE KNOWLEDGE

Serving the Public!

LEADING TO RESEARCH

The pursuit of knowledge!

Making discoveries

Species new to science!

Society of Herbarium Curators

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What we do

The Society of Herbarium Curators (SHC) is an international organization launched in 2005. The mission is to promote and expand the role of…

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Education

The world’s biodiversity is currently at great risk, and those few centers of research excellence in systematics that are also associated with…

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Digitization

Digitization of herbarium material involves the process of capturing data and images and storing them in digital form. Over the past 5 years …

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Networking

The goal of the U.S. Virtual Herbarium Project is to digitize all specimens in all US herbaria and make the resulting information freely available.

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how you can join

SHC currently has more than 100 members across 80 academic institutions. If you are interested in joining SHC or renewing your membership, please complete the SHC_membership_application and mail, fax, or email it to our Treasurer. We would also like to encourage you to contribute to the SHC enrichment fund, which supports our student research awards, speakers and programs for the annual meeting.

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Annual Meeting

  • July 25 – 29, 2015; Edmonton, Alberta

    - a Joint International Conference between several botanical societies!
  • Future SHC Meeting

    July 29 – August 2, 2016; Savannah, Georgia