Small Collections Grant

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Increase of the Mexican monocots collections of Herbario Metropolitano (UAMIZ)

Ana Rosa López Ferrari



Cost: $



Metropolitan Autonomous University


Make collection trips during the months of March-July to various states of the country, particularly in regions with the presence of rare or endemic species and specifically also to unexplored regions with conserved vegetation .

Contribute to the increase of collections of Herbario Metropolitano “Dr. Ramón Riba and Nava Esparza (UAMIZ)”, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Iztapalapa, Ciudad de México, México.

Contribute to the taxonomic-floristic knowledge of Mexico.


1) Collection trips will be made during the months March-July, to selected localities of the states of Mexico, Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Puebla
2) Photographic files of all the plants collected will be obtained to complete the herbarium specimens.
3) Floral cards will be made in the field/laboratory for its later inclusion on herbarium specimens.
4) All collected material will be identified and processed, including it in a database, before its incorporation to the Herbarium collection.


Activity/Month 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Collections trips X X X X X

Identification and processing
of herbarium specimens X X X X X

Preparation and delivery of final
report and database of material
collected and processed X X

Referee 1:

Gerardo Adolfo Salazar Chávez

Referee 2:

Pablo Carrillo Reyes

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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