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Have you ever had that special rose that you want to keep forever? Are you looking to adorn your walls with beautiful, unique botanically themed art? Or, have you simply wondered, what is an herbarium anyway? This presentation will answer all of these questions and more! Join Dr. Harlan Svoboda, Curator of the U.S. National Arboretum Herbarium, for a behind-the-scenes look at the USDA’s preserved plant collection and a step-by-step demonstration showing you how to document, archive, and display your own roses.
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Biographical information: Dr. Harlan Svoboda has been the Curator of the U.S. National Arboretum Herbarium since October of 2021 following a postdoctoral fellowship which started in 2018. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the 700,000-specimen herbarium, adding new material to the collection, providing plant identifications, fulfilling data and access requests, and managing the ongoing mass digitization project. Dr. Svoboda holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas and he received his Ph.D. in plant systematics from Ohio University where he studied the taxonomy of tropical passionflowers.
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