Resources of Australian Herbaria

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Charles Sturt University,
School of Agriculture Herbarium

Updated (except for pie-chart) February 2006

HERBARIUM CODE:

CSU

CITES number:

-

HERBARIUM NAME:

Charles Sturt University Herbarium

DEPARTMENT / ORGANISATION:

Faculty of Science and Agriculture,
Charles Sturt University

CONTACT DETAILS
Street Address:


Old Sydney Road
Thurgoona

Postal Address:

P.O. Box 789

City:

Albury

State:

NSW

Postcode:

2640

Telephone:

(02) 6051 9880

Facsimile:

(02) 6051 9897

Email:

kkent@csu.edu.au

Location:

Herbarium Building
School of Environmental and Information Sciences

AUTHORITY/STATUS:

University

ACCESS:

9:00am-5:00pm , Monday-Friday (by appointment)

ASSOCIATED LIVING COLLECTION:

none

FOUNDATION:

The development of a Regional Herbarium at Charles Sturt University’s award winning Environmental Campus in Thurgoona was proposed in 1996. An Australian Research Council Grant was secured to purchase necessary infrastructure for the establishment of herbarium infrastructure and a virtual (on-line) herbarium. CSU provided a purpose-built herbarium building. The facilities were opened in 1999.

FUNCTIONS:

The Herbarium aims to advance the understanding and sound management of the flora of the Upper Murray and Murrumbidgee region by providing a reference collection and on-line data for researchers, land managers, students and community groups.

Its goals are:

  • To establish a reference collection of the flora of the Upper Murray and Murrumbidgee region.
  • To widely disseminate herbarium specimen data using the World Wide Web.
  • To value-add on-line herbarium information, with pertinent information on species ecology, management and conservation.
  • To provide herbarium information on the World Wide Web in a suitable format to assist teaching across the University.
  • To increase awareness of the Herbarium, its role and facilities.

GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE:

Primary emphasis is on collecting a reference collection for the Upper Murray and Murrumbidgee region. The collection also contains specimens from the Sutherland Collection (originally housed at CSU’s Wagga Campus) which are mostly from NSW.

TAXONOMIC SCOPE:

Focus mainly on higher plants

  pie-chart 2006 data

NUMBER OF SPECIMENS:

Total

Types

Angiosperms

4100

-

Dicots

2993

0

Monocots

943

0

Gymnosperms

123

0

Pteridophytes

41

0

Mosses

-

-

Liverworts

-

-

Lichens

-

-

Fungi

-

-

Algae

-

-

Fossils

-

-

Wood Samples

-

-

Accessioned

-

-

Unaccessioned

-

-

Computerisation

Status:

All specimens databased

Database Name:

Virtual Herbarium Information System

Database Description:

Access Database

Number of Specimen Records:

4100

Access:

Restricted to authorised users

Email and Internet:

kkent@csu.edu.au

http://www.csu.edu.au/herbarium

The Charles Sturt University Virtual Herbarium is taking the plants of the Murray and Murrumbidgee to the web. The Virtual Herbarium allows you to view specimen information and images, obtain detailed revegetation information for the South West Slopes and the Riverina of NSW, access the On-Line Grasses Guide and use the Woodland Web

Additional Collections

Significant Historical Collections:

Some old specimens dating back to the late 1800s from the Sutherland Collection.

Significant Special Collections:

Sutherland Collection which is currently being databased and incorporated into the main collection

Ancillary Collections:

-

Photographic Collections:

The Charles Sturt University Virtual Herbarium contains many high quality digital images of specimens. Recently these images have been enhanced by the addition of digital microscope images of selected specimens.

Botanical Library:

Staff and student reference library. Available to the public for on-site use via prior arrangement.

Staff and Support

Director:

Dr. Ian Lunt

Curator:

-

Manager:

Kylie Kent

Chief Botanist:

-

Taxonomists:

Dr. David Mitchell

Ecologists/Evolutionary Biologists:

-

Technical Officers:

Kylie Kent

Volunteers:

Volunteers include CSU students and interested community members.

Associates:

-

Associated Research

Taxonomic:

-

Non-Taxonomic:

-

Publications

Relating to the Collection:

 

Relating to the Herbarium:

  • Allan, C.,Kent, K.and Klomp, N. (2004) Walking the Talking in Environmental Management. In Proceedings of Australian Universities Community Engagement Alliance National Conference 2004, 14 th-16 th July 2004, Bathurst NSW.
  • Thompson, L. and Kent, K. (2004) Coleambally Biodiversity Assessment for Coleambally Irrigation
  • Thompson, L.A., Mullins, B.J.D. and Kent, K. (2003). Ecological and Threatened Species Assessment, Muggabah and Merrimajeel Creeks for Dept. of Commerce on behalf of State Water and Torriganny, Muggabah & Merrimajeel Creeks Trust
  • Leigh A. Thompson, L.A., Bruce J. D. Mullins, B.J.D. and Kent, K. (2003). Biodiversity Assessment, Narran-Warrambool Reserve, Lightning Ridge for Department of Mining.
  • Annon (2002) Albury Wodonga Garden Guide. Albury City. NSW written by Bell, C., Brunskill, S., Bull, L., Hayes, J., Kent, K., Harrison, T. and Rudner, J.
  • Mullins, B.J.D., Burrows, G. and Kent, K.(2002) Floristic Survey Report - Upper Murray Area for NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
  • Kent , K. (2002) Thurgoona Campus Rehabilitation and Landscaping Proposal for Charles Sturt University.

 

Notes:

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Prepared for the web by Murray Fagg, last updated 24 August, 2011