Information for students and volunteers

Research and work in the Herbarium

For Undergraduate students - BIOL 4990 (Introduction to Research) with Dr. James Ackerman
For Graduate students - BIOL 6910 (Supervised Research)
- Everyone can be a volunteer including students and people from outside the university!

IMPORTANT: Knowledge of Botany is preferred but not necessarily required.

Some of the activities to do in the Herbarium are:

  • mounting plants
  • repairing specimens
  • entering specimen information in the database
  • scanning specimens
  • collecting
  • identifying specimens

For more information:
Call 787-550-7165 or email Dr. Ackerman at