Mary at BIOLOGY.USU.EDU
Sun Nov 21 08:54:35 CST 1999
Several comments have been made about the need to persuade consultants to
collect voucher specimens, but it is not just consultants that need
persuasion. I recently asked where a student had deposited the voucher
specimens for a habitat study that was conducted under the auspices of the
US Forest Service. There were no voucher specimens. I do not know whether
this was exceptional, but I suspect not. Why were there no voucher
specimens prepared? There was no time and, obviously, no one on the
committee considered them of any importance. I was not on that committee,
but I confess to forgetting to demand voucher specimens from a plant
breeding thesis committee that I was on. Mea culpa!
Intermountain Herbarium, Utah State University, 5305 Old Main Hill, Logan,
Utah 84322-5305, U.S.A.
mary at biology.usu.edu; 435-797-1584 (voice); 435-797-1575 (FAX)
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