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Destructive Sampling

Projects involving removal of material (e.g., for pollen or DNA studies) must be approved in advance by the Curator. Specific guidelines will be followed for such projects, and specimens from which material is removed must be annotated. Researchers should be aware that sampling of some specimens (especially those that are historical, and those containing sparse material) may not be allowed.


Citing the Herbarium

KSC is our recognized acronym, and should be used to cite all of our specimens. When study (in-house and/or via specimen loans) of KSC material has proven useful, the herbarium should be cited. Furthermore, we request that workers notify the herbarium staff of dissertations and papers citing KSC (this can be done readily via email).


Specimen Annotation

Researchers are requested to annotate specimens studied that belong to groups in which they have expertise, and annotations are required on all specimens sent out on loan prior to their return. Annotations should not be written directly on sheets; paper for annotation labels will be provided.


Specimens to be Accessioned into the Herbarium

All researchers are encouraged to submit specimens for accession into the collection (the staff will determine which material warrants accession). Specimens must be properly prepared and labeled (see the staff for tips on label formatting and label-making programs); specimens serving as voucher material should be noted.


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