Small Collections Grant

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Herbarium FLOR: Manegement improvement, security and users control

Silvia Venturi



Cost: $



Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina


1 - Control the access of people to the herbarium collection and curation rooms, in order to better protect samples and equipment
2 - Improve collection management and agilizing inclusion and assembly of exsiccates
3 - Improvement of didactic and divulgation resources of the collection


1 - Control users more efficiently through the installation of electronic locks that only allow access to previously registered people. The collection currently has its doors accessible to anyone 24 hours a day, without any control, at the risk of being accessed by persons without proper training or information, which may cause irreversible disorganization in the collection.

2 - Purchase of a paper guillotine capable of cutting A3 size paper will allow agility and better finishing in the assembly of plant samples.

3 - The installation of exhibition tables inside the collection room, besides making the environment more beautiful, will allow the external visitors a better exposition and explanation of what is a Herbarium, encouraging the scientific curiosity in these visitors, specially children students who frequently visit us.


As the requested budget refers only to the purchase of equipment, they will be put into use at the moment they are purchased, which is expected to be completed before July 2020.

Referee 1:

Rafaela Campostrini Forzza

Referee 2:

André Luís de Gasper

Scoring Rubric

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Collection Improvement/Maintenance


1.  Contribution to the generation of digital herbarium data (digitization: data entry, setting up database structure, purchasing equipment).

2.  Contribution to enhancing our understanding of the flora by making new herbarium specimens available (processing of backlog).

3.  Contribution to enhancing our understanding of the flora by making new herbarium specimens available (shipping endangered collection to another herbarium).

4. Contribution towards improving conservation status of specimens in herbarium (better folders, protecting covers, mounting paper, labeling, etc.).

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IAPT community building


5.  Herbarium's potential for success.

6.  Perceived need, extent to which the project will benefit from IAPT funding.
7. Sharing specimens with other herbaria.

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Broader Impacts

8. The project will yield durable benefits (specimens, digitized metadata, databases, websites).

9. The proposed project involves outreach/mentoring and broad dissemination.

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